The High Tide Foundation brings together industry and education across Teesside to increase awareness of career opportunities, showcase the region’s industry and raise aspirations for young people in the Tees Valley.
Our aim is to improve learning and employment opportunities whilst raising aspirations for young people across the region through our unique work experience and industry-led skills programmes. Our established programmes, from cadetships through to work experience placements, provide young people with valuable work experience and industry awareness, while delivering measurable improvements to skills and confidence. Programmes such as the Port to Port and Sea & Learn also provide “life changing” experiences that are inspiring young people and dramatically improving personal and social skills.
The Foundation delivers nine established industry led programmes, from cadetships through to work experience placements, that support young people into work and deliver measurable improvements to skills and confidence. Programmes such as the Port to Port and Sea & Learn also provide “life changing” experiences that are inspiring young people and dramatically improving personal and social skills.
High Tide was established five years ago by PD Ports and Casper Shipping with the aim of increasing awareness of port-related industries and the many career opportunities available. During that time we have made tremendous progress connecting schools and colleges with businesses on Teesside, inspiring collaboration and bringing the community together around a range of key sectors including Logistics, Engineering, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Retail, Leisure and Tourism, and Creative and Media.
This has led to the successful delivery of our fantastic programmes and schemes which have already seen great results from insightful and engaging work experience placements to trips on-board container ships visiting European ports.
With the help of a growing membership base of more than 130 member companies we have engaged with more than 35 schools on Teesside and interacted with over 6,000 young people – to say we’ve broadened their horizons is an understatement. For businesses becoming a member of High Tide is FREE. All we ask is your commitment to pledge time and resources to help us to continue to deliver our programmes and enthuse young people on their career journey.
All our programmes are FREE to our education members. If you are a school or business on Teesside and you’re interested in becoming a member or applying for any of our programmes then please get in touch with the High Tide team on 01642 233 597, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our enquiry form.
The High Tide Foundation is a registered charity, created and driven by port-related businesses to provide opportunities for the young people of Teesside. Our Registered Charity No. is 1149992.