Heart of Worcestershire College celebrated their outstanding student and employer partnerships as they hosted their Supported Internships Celebration Event on Tuesday 17th May.
Supported Internships is an innovative study programme designed for young people with special educational needs. It supports and enables learners to engage in substantial employer work placements and classroom based learning activities, with a view to progressing into employment, an apprenticeship or voluntary work.
The College invited parents, guardians and employers to celebrate the achievements of this year’s Supported Internships cohort. It was an opportunity to both commend the students on their hard work and also to recognise the commitment and generosity of local employers, who, give up their time and resources to ensure high quality work placements and jobs for young people.
During the evening students took to the stage to share their experiences of the workplace, classroom and gaining paid employment. Six students having already secured contracts of employment through the Supported Internship programme.
Head of Inclusive Learning, Jacqueline Hart, presented the employers with a certificate in recognition of their successful partnership working with Heart of Worcestershire College.
Speaking about the evening, Jacqueline said:
“The evening was a great success and it was lovely to see so many students, parents, carers and employers come out and support us. It was an amazing opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students and to extend a thank you to our employer and community links that make the Supported Internship Programme possible.
Thank you to all who continue to support the Supported Internship programme with a special mention to the Holiday Inn, Bromsgrove, Terry Spring Court, YMCA, Compass Group, Bittell Farm Stables and Pitcher Oak School who attended the evening.”
For more information about Supported Internships please visit the website www.howcollege.ac.uk.