Community projects are climbing up ACS's agenda with the completion of its latest initiative, an Education in the Digital Age event staged at Mayfield Girl’s School, paving the way for similar activities as the business aims to complete four CSR projects per year.
The event aimed to inspire young women into considering careers in STEM and featured a debate on the ethics of AI with Dr Blay Whitby, a green-screen workshop with The Emmerdale Studio Experience, a coding workshop run by the EXA Foundation and a Microbit programming workshop with Tablet Academy.
ACS has also helped Mill View Care Home to regenerate its garden, a task that notched up 306 hours of work to complete.
Tee Tatum, Mill View Care Home’s Manager, said: "The residents at Mill View are absolutely loving being able to spend time with their friends and family in the garden. This has a huge positive impact on their well-being.”
In other CSR activities ACS staff have given blood at Bradford’s blood bank, started a skill share initiative with local charity Little Hiccups, and with the help of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation ACS have also been busy compiling Christmas comfort boxes for local cancer patients.
ACS MD Mike Hussain stated: "Whether it’s landscaping a care home garden, training our apprentices or committing to other fundraising initiatives the team at ACS continue to put 100% into it.”