Who we are
We’re an organisation that works with businesses, schools, colleges and universities to give young people a taste of the opportunities that exist within commercial creative, design and digital industries. We work with young people from the age of four up to 24 and the projects we introduce change every year to reflect the rate of change in the commercial creative, design and digital sectors We have a long and proven track record and we’re dedicated to giving you the very best of experiences with a focus on dependability, quality provision and uniqueness.
The students from all the disciplines have been really enthusiastic and have really risen to it, they’re owning it. It’s like they’ve grown up throughout the programme. TICE is very important to students because they suddenly get a chance to see what it’s like to live and work in the creative sector and they get to do things that don’t really have the opportunity to do in school – they get to lead, they have to work together. They’re filling their CVs with things that the creative sector really wants to see. It’s invaluable to them.
Jayne YoungerLongbenton High School
How we work
TICE provides real-time, hands-on access and insight for young people into careers and opportunities across the commercial creative, design and digital industries.
All our secondary workshops are suitable for any Key Stage and our TICE programme is aimed at Year 9 and above. Full information on the TICE programme can be found here.
All our workshops and programmes are facilitated by professional business mentors with a vast range of creative, design and digital expertise.
TICE has been an amazing experience for our students. They have had the opportunity to meet and work with a range of industry professionals and other musicians their own age from around the local area. This has boosted their confidence in their abilities, helped them to see potential career paths in the music and creative industries, as well as already giving them a head start through all the networking they have done. It has pushed them out of their comfort zones on many occasions which has improved not only their confidence but also their musical abilities too. I would recommend TICE to any schools and students looking to gain some real world experience in the North East’s creative industries.
Katie LeeGeorge Stephenson High School
How do we decide what will work best for our school?
From your point of contact with us, right through to the delivery of the TICE programme to pursuing individual workshops, we are on hand to offer you guidance and advice. Feel free to discuss your requirements with us, this could be meeting Career Guidance Benchmarks, to areas of creative industry you would like us to cover also what creative disciplines you would like to experience. We have a long list of workshops and programmes provided in other secondary schools for you to browse through.
How do we book a workshop or join the TICE programme?
What creative disciplines are on offer?
All the Creative Areas can be found here: Creative Areas 2018-19. Each area gives a broad overview of the sector. Our creative areas are trend driven and industry focused as delivered by professionals who work in creative industries every day. We have over 250 companies that support our work and engage with North East further and higher educational institutions.
TICE is a really valuable experience for my pupils. It helps me to engage them with my subject, inspires them to think beyond the classroom, and gives them an amazing opportunity to express themselves through design. I have no doubt that TICE helps to promote my subject, and helps encourage pupils to pursue it not only at options level, but after that too.