High Tide is an independent charitable Foundation, funded by businesses on Tees Valley, which delivers life changing career experiences. We open young people’s eyes and minds to Tees Valley’s diverse career opportunities providing real life work experience which increases understanding, improves skills, raises confidence, and builds aspirations.
Through our unique industry programmes we deliver ‘meaningful’ career experiences focusing on getting young people, aged 11-19, out of the classroom into industry across a range of sectors from automotive to animation and from media to manufacturing.
Our programmes provide unique opportunities for students to see, feel, and experience the world of work first hand and meeting the people who deliver and lead it. Our series of school and industry programmes are designed around local business needs, aligned with TVCA’s sector skills strategy and deliver ‘meaningful’ career experiences required by the national careers framework the Gatsby Benchmarks.
Our programmes not only build career knowledge and awareness, they have a key focus on life skills, changing attitudes, developing networks and building ambitions.