North Yorkshire Care Academy returns to Scarborough TEC

Scarborough TEC has welcomed back students from Caedmon College Whitby, Scalby School, Saint Augustine’s School and George Pindar School for the latest series of workshops for North Yorkshire Care Academy.

North Yorkshire Care Academy was launched in November 2018 with pupils from local schools taking part in workshops throughout the year that have been designed to address the needs of the Health, Social Care, Early Years and Allied Professions, including;

  • Raising aspirations of young people and encouraging them to consider a career to meet the forecasted skills shortages
  • Providing insight into the range of careers within the industries to enable young people to make an informed career choice
  • Supporting young people in providing career choice and opportunities through programmes aligned to employer and sector need
  • Improving achievement and progression by providing clear pathways into employment and further study.

During the workshops the pupils took part in a variety of sessions including Disability Sports, An Introduction to Teaching Phonics and a Working with the Disabled session organised by the NHS team at Castle House.

The pupils also took part in speed networking session with local providers including Carers’ Resource, Saint Cecilia’s Care Group and Nursing Home, Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (UK), Compass Buzz, Coventry University Scarborough, the NHS and Castle House.

Nicci Sedman, a Student Support Advisor at Scarborough TEC who is part of the team that coordinates North Yorkshire Care Academy, said: “We’re always delighted to welcome the local schools for North Yorkshire Care Academy.  The young people are always engaged with the activities that take place and it’s brilliant to see them keen and raring to learn about the industry.

“The pupils all have different career aspirations; some want to go on to become Doctors, while others are keen to work in Early Years settings or residential care.  We even have some who want to go on to become Vets, there really is a broad range of interests and we try and tailor each set of workshops to suit their needs.”