Students Graduate from Supported Internship Programme

We recently celebrated our fantastic Supported Internship students at their end of year presentation, recognising them for successfully completing our Supported Internship Programme, proving that their disabilities will not hold them back!

The programme, run in partnership with Knowsley Council, is aimed at 16 – 25-year-olds with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and gives students the opportunity to complete a work placement with employers, including Shakespeare North Playhouse, Alder Hey Charity Shop, Everton in the Community and here at the College within our own Estates Team and Supported Learning Department.

The work placements providers learners will valuable skills and experience in the industry, as well as the opportunity to develop their social skills. The programme also aims to help change employer perceptions of employees with a range of additional learning needs and disabilities.

During the programme, the students also took part in the ‘Managing My Money’ programme, delivered by Knowsley Disability Concern, helping to develop their confidence with handling money, wages and bills and ultimately achieve their goal of living independently.

Student, Katie, completed her placement at Alder Hey Charity Shop and said, “I am so proud of how much I have achieved since starting my placement and how much my confidence has grown. It’s all thanks to the amazing people who have helped me at Alder Hey.”

Proud Supported Learning Tutor, Vicki, said “It has been another brilliant year for the programme, and its success would not be possible without the support from our amazing mentors and employers, who work tirelessly to ensure our students succeed in their work placements and work closely with our Job Coaches.

Congratulations to all of our students for their hard work and dedication this year. It is incredible to see your confidence and independence grow.”

To find out more about our Supported Internship Programme, click here.