News from the North

Open Mic Night

Inspira hosts NCS Open Mic night

It’s been a busy few months in the North – particularly in March during National Apprenticeship Week when the team put on an Apprenticeship Evening in Carlisle and Penrith, which brought
together prospective apprentices and providers like
Gen2, Carlisle College and RWP.

April saw the introduction of Route Finder which went well and received some very positive feedback including this wonderful comment from a customer called Adam, “What a brilliant course, one of the best I’ve done. I’ve made friends, learned to work as part of a team, developed leadership skills and I am now far more confident. Superb delivery of a great course.”

On top of that, April also saw the welcome return from maternity leave of Victoria Wharton as Deputy Area Operations Manager; Victoria returns on a part time basis. That same week, the team were also introduced to Louisa Mallam who joined as a Skills & Development Advisor, working on National Careers Service.

The team have also been active on the NCS front, running several events that have had a great response from both parents and young people. Highlights include a gig night at UoC’s Calva Bar and a fun-filled parents’ event at Richard Rose Central which kept NCSers on their toes with a number of fun activities like indoor tent pitching.

The team have also been doing some contract work in the North East and at Newton Rigg, delivering CIAG workshops for young people in further education through Askham Bryan College.

Next on the agenda is the upcoming HE Exhibition at The Sands Centre in Carlisle which brings together universities from all over the country, providing an opportunity for young people and adults to discuss opportunities and routes into higher education.

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