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We’re compiling information and resources available from partners across the region, including help, support and advice for residents, entrepreneurs, businesses, charities and educators. Take a look below for information and links to find out more.

Our Network acts as a catalyst, connecting employers with schools and colleges throughout England to deliver world-class careers education. The Network is made up of passionate, experienced professionals who are committed to preparing young people in their region to make informed choices about their future. The local geographical focus allows schools and employers to create effective partnerships and the intrinsic connection between regions, facilitated by the Careers and Enterprise Company, allows for good practice to be shared across the country. If you’re a school, college or employer in Kent or East Sussex, take a look at how we can support you or get in touch here.

Directions work with schools, academies and colleges to help inspire and raise the aspirations of their students. We deliver high-quality, impartial & independent Careers Advice & Guidance which enables students to gain the skills required in order to make well informed decisions about their future. For more information, or to get in touch, take a look here.

The Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award, known as iDEA is an international programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free. Through our series of online challenges, you can win career-enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry-recognised Awards that help you stand out from the crowd. iDEA is the digital and enterprise equivalent of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Get in touch via the website.

Could you be a School Governor Champion? Supporting school governance is a great way for your organisation to do all this and more. Not only does encouraging your staff to serve as school governors provide a free workforce development opportunity, it also means that local schools benefit from the highly sought-after experience that volunteers with digital skills from outside education bring to the table. To find out more about this FREE service, contact Lynn King, Head of Inspiring Governance Programmes Employer Engagement to discuss how you can get involved and make a difference.

Explore programmes and resources that support professional development and drive the impact of teaching across schools and colleges, discover projects, activities and challenges to engage young people of all ages with the world and wonder of STEM subjects and careers and learn more about STEM Learning initiatives that connect employers with educators, bridging the gap between today’s learners and tomorrow’s careers here.

Huawei is offering free courses to trainers, teachers, technicians and anyone who wants to improve their IT Technical skills. As well as the chance for individuals to learn more about the future of computing, there is also the opportunity to offer these programs from your school., college, university or training provider free of charge. Find out how your students could study Huawei ICT Academy courses in subjects such as routing and switching, cloud computing, big data and artificial intelligence, amongst others by emailing Kirk at Let’s Learn IT.

The University of Kent’s Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries is home to a diverse community of academics, art professionals, students and business leaders who believe that creativity can change the world. We are a National Portfolio Organisation with Arts Council England and members of the Creative Industries Federation, South East LEP and Immerse UK. The Institute celebrates creativity, promoting creative courses, supporting our students, alumni, regional businesses and creative industries, highlighting the brilliant, creative research happening across our campuses.  Our pioneering and dynamic arts organisation, The Gulbenkian, delivers a superb arts programme, working across the entire Kent and Medway region.