Halifax School receives boost from Together Housing Group

A Halifax School is set to get a cash boost thanks to the Together Housing Group.

Trinity Academy has been granted £13,750 from Together Housing’s charitable arm Newground Together to help establish their Career Academy, delivering a programme of masterclasses, mentoring, workplace visits and an internship to 16-19 year-old students.

The programme, from national charity Career Academies UK,  helps students increase their employment opportunities by engaging with business people to develop the skills they will need in the workplace.
The money will be used to pay the Career Academy’s affiliation fee and student registration fees and to help support the cost of internships.

Michael McBurney, Community Regeneration Coordinator at Together Housing Group, has worked closely with the Career Academy and has joined their Local Advisory Board. 

He said: “The need for this project came about through Calderdale's Employment and Skills board that acknowledged young people lacked the personal qualities to bridge the gap between school and work. 

“A spin-off for Together Housing is that we will help to promote career opportunities within housing associations, which is largely unknown to many young people.”

Richard Tipler, Assistant Principal (6th Form) at Trinity Academy Halifax, said, “We were thrilled with this funding from Together Housing and Newground Together. We are passionate about equipping our students with a well-rounded education through employer engagement. This support is a wonderful boost for our brand new Career Academy and will make a huge difference to the participating students and set them on their way to career success.”  

Emily Smith, Lead Manager for the North for Career Academies UK, said “Career Academies UK works with more than 1,400 employers, big and small, and we are so grateful for each and every one of them. Employer engagement is key to students’ career success and it is wonderful to see local organisations supporting their young people. 

If you are interested in volunteering as part of a local Career Academy programme, or for more information about the various volunteering opportunities available in your area, please email general.enquiries@careeracademies.org.uk or visit the Career Academies UK website at: www.careeracademies.org.uk

Trinity Academy has been granted £13,750 from Together Housing’s charitable arm, Newground Together, to help establish their Career Academy, delivering a programme of masterclasses, mentoring, workplace visits and internships to 16-19 year-old students.

The money will be used to pay the Career Academy’s affiliation fee and student registration fees and to help support the cost of internships.

Michael McBurney, Community Regeneration Coordinator at Together Housing Group, has worked closely with the Career Academy and has joined their Local Advisory Board. 

He said: “Calderdale's Employment and Skills board acknowledged that young people lacked the personal qualities to bridge the gap between school and work. When we heard about the Career Academy programme in Trinity Academy, it seemed like the perfect way to get involved with helping the youth in our local community.

"It will also benefit Together Housing as we can help to promote career opportunities within housing associations, which is largely unknown to many young people.”

Richard Tipler, Assistant Principal (6th Form) at Trinity Academy Halifax, said, “We were thrilled with this funding from Together Housing and Newground Together. We are passionate about equipping our students with a well-rounded education through employer engagement. This support is a wonderful boost for our brand new Career Academy and will make a huge difference to the participating students and set them on their way to career success.”

Emily Smith, Lead Manager for the North for Career Academies UK, said “Career Academies UK works with more than 1,400 employers, big and small, and we are so grateful for each and every one of them. Employer engagement is key to students’ career success and it is wonderful to see local organisations supporting their young people."

If you are interested in volunteering as part of a local Career Academy programme, or for more information about the various volunteering opportunities available in your area, please email general.enquiries@careeracademies.org.uk