Humber celebrates next generation

Published: Wednesday 4th February 2015 by Hull College

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As City of Culture 2017 nears, the doors are opening for young people of Hull to influence culture for the future.

Young people aged 16 to 19 are being given the opportunity to work in the creative industry as an apprentice.

Hull Training who offers education and training to over 8,000 locals each year are in partnership with City Arts, offering three creative apprenticeships in the cultural sector.

Lewis, 17, music student at the Creator College, said: “I wanted to join the course as it would give me the best platform for my future. My aim is to go to university and this course is perfect at setting this up for me, I have currently applied for four apprenticeships”

Hull Libraries, Scrap Store and Hull Truck are offering apprenticeships to help young people establish careers in live events, promotions and community arts.

Councillor Rosie Nicola, Portfolio Holder for Learning, Skills and Safeguarding Children said: “Officers at Hull Training have been working very closely with Creator College and Strong Voices to develop these exciting, alternative education and training opportunities for young people aged 16 to 19.

“I don’t want our young people to miss out, so I strongly urge anyone with a passion for the arts and a desire to be involved in the build up to City of Culture 2017 to apply for these fantastic positions.”

Creator College currently offer just 10 to 20 places for students a year, however with the new partnership these figures are expected to rise.

Mal Williamson, Business director said: “With the City of Culture 2017, we are expected to have over 80 new places a year, which is a great opportunity.”

Creative Voice Youth Arts Festival and the Humber Mouth Literature Festival are one of many local events that apprentices will be able to influence.

For more information, contact the Creator College: 6-8 King Edward Street Hull or phone 07977394394.

This article was written by Nicky Brockwell, Lauren Hanson and Wafa Farah – Journalism students at Hull College

Published: Wednesday 4th February 2015 by Hull College

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