Brittany Wagner

Brittany Wagner is a nationally respected athletic academic counselor and life coach. She was the “mother” to the most dominant junior college football program in the United States – the East Mississippi Community College (EMCC) Lions. With more than a decade’s worth of combined experience at the NCAA and NJCAA levels, Ms. Wagner spent eight years on the EMCC athletic administrative staff where she was responsible for monitoring the academic well-being of the school’s 200 student-athletes.

Ms. Wagner has recently garnered world-wide fame as the television star of the hit Netflix documentary series, “Last Chance U” – which follows the three-time NJCAA national champions during their 2015 football season. Known for giving “troublemakers” their last chance at making it to the NFL, Ms. Wagner is the vivacious, mentor and mother-figure to the these men – often times the driving factor behind their future successes. Wagner’s recent stardom has landed her interviews with The Dan Patrick Show, GQ Online, New York Times, New York Daily News, and several ESPN affiliates. Her common question, “Do you have a pencil?” has become a phenomena across the world since the show’s debut.

10 Thousand Pencils:

10KP works directly with your school/program over a 5 or 10 month period. Brittany Wagner engages with selected at-risk student-athletes; acting as a student-athlete manager for this select group. She manages various aspects of these student-athletes lives including academic success and life skills – working to change their mindset regarding academics, improve their chances of maintaining academic eligibility and increase their willingness to accept personal responsibility and make successful decisions. (For universities considering this option, compliance departments will need to be consulted.)

Lisa Lloyd

Lisa has worked at Aspiration Training for ten years, and holds a BA (Hons), Masters in Education and PGCE in Post Compulsory in Education. She is a fluent Welsh speaker and enjoys teaching Welsh and lecturing Childhood studies on a supply basis outside of Aspiration Training, and spending time with her son, husband and friends. Her favourite author is John Grisham and she is an avid cinema fan.

Practice:

Aspiration Training Ltd is a specialist training provider with a single focus in the care sector: health and social care, child care, dental nursing and hospitality.

The business has been operating for about 20 years and supports customers both in its original market of South Wales, West Midlands and the South West.

The business employs c.110 employees, currently supports c.1800 learners and, beyond its principal contracts with the Welsh Government and the Skills Funding Agency, the company also holds contracts with local colleges. The business also has a number of commercial contracts with local employers.

Within Wales, Aspiration Training Ltd is part of a consortium called Vocational Skills Partnership (Wales) Ltd (VSP). VSP comprises of four long standing, outstanding quality providers – Educ8 Training Ltd, Network Training Services and TSW Ltd. This unique grouping provides vocational training across the whole of South Wales in a wide range of sectors including health and social care, management and hospitality.

The Apprenticeship, Traineeship and Jobs Growth Wales Programmes, led by the Welsh Government, are supported by the European Social Fund. To visit the WEFO website, please click here.

Aspiration Training is proud of the excellent service it provides to it’s customers and this is reflected into the company mission, vision and values.

Mission:

Our mission is to encourage, support and develop our employees to provide our customers with a world class service.  This involves working with all learners, whether unemployed or in employment, to realise their potential via innovative and cutting edge skills development.