Harrogate College partners with local education provider, Strive, to support alternative programmes for young people

4 November, 2021 11:04 am

Harrogate College has partnered with independent alternative provision, Strive for Education, to provide alternative routes for students who do not have access to mainstream education on a full-time basis.

The college has been working closely with Strive to deliver weekly workshops that include woodwork and construction, as part of the organisation’s vocational learning programme.

Les Potter, Deputy Head of Cultural, Heritage & Contemporary Studies at Harrogate College, said: “Strive is a value-based organisation with a keen focus on helping young people overcome barriers to achieve their goals and creating a strong learning environment that enhances academic achievement.

“We are proud to be working alongside them to facilitate and deliver alternative programmes to their students in a nurturing and inclusive environment, and supporting them to reach their full potential.”

Andy Brown, Head of Centre at Strive for Education, said: “The collaboration between us and Harrogate College has provided our young people with an amazing opportunity to access fantastic facilities that replicate industry standards.” 

Andy said that enabling learners to experience this has provided a level of engagement and learning that the organisation would have struggled to replicate.

“The support of the college has allowed students to sample what studying construction skills is like and will provide them with more varied post-16 options and opportunities. I would like to thank them for developing this collaborative partnership that will most certainly add to the learning experiences and life choices of our young people.”