The project at the Tower Hamlets campus of New City College is focusing primarily on young people developing the skills to secure progression into employment and/or higher education in the creative industries of East London.
The project aims to support the building of effective partnerships between the college and various employers in the creative industries to facilitate access for underserved young people, to update the knowledge and skills of the college teaching staff and to ensure that the creative industries benefit from the full talent pool.
In doing this we anticipate that the project will support:
a minimum of 10 employers participating in the programme (majority SMEs)
60 young people to enter apprenticeships by the end of the programme (20 Year 1 and 40 Year 2)
30% of students studying at Levels 2 and 3 to secure work placements by the end of Year 1, increasing to 60% by end of Year 2
6 staff undertaking continuing professional development training at an employer for two weeks in Year 1, with 12 in Year 2 (100% of staff teaching creative subjects)
two universities engaged with a 5% increase in the number of learners progressing to higher education