THIS IS IT! North East a success with local apprentices

Apprentices in the North East responded positively to our developmental away-day in South Shields earlier this week. Participants of the Creative Employment Programmecame face-to-face with top arts industry professionals, many of whom had their roots in the North East. The apprentices described the opportunity as “inspirational” – in particular Tyneside born -and-bred fashion designer and entrepreneur Alex Brownless, who has worked globally for a range of brands (see our earlier post for more about Alex).  Asked for their thoughts on the day, the participants praised the speakers; The speeches were moving and inspiring”, and highlighted how personally developmental they found the sessions  “It built my confidence, and made me think about the future”, as well as commenting that it broadened their knowledge of the arts industries.

THIS IS IT! North East

THIS IS IT! A team present their ideas to the group

THIS IS IT! North East - a workshop in full flow

THIS IS IT! North East - a group present their ideas

For a round-up of the best photos and tweets from the day, head to our Storify page, and keep watch on our Facebook page as more images come in.

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