Mentors shortlisted for national award

L to R: Lottie Maddison, Jennifer Barrett, Sam Burt of the TICE mentoring team.

L to R: Lottie Maddison, Jennifer Barrett, Sam Burt of the TICE mentoring team.

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An organisation specialising in programmes to help young people aged 13 and over develop creative skills has been shortlisted for a national award.

The This is Creative Enterprise (TICE) mentoring team are hoping to pick up the prestigious Design Skills title at the Creative & Cultural Skills (CCS) Awards 2016 on March 2.

The TICE programme started seven years ago with three schools, running now across 15 in the region with over 450 students.

Jennifer Barrett, managing director of TICE, said: “The mentors are extremely passionate about their creative areas of specialism bringing entrepreneurial inspiration and an abundance of creativity to the TICE programme.

“To be shortlisted for this award is fabulous recognition for the mentoring team and their continued commitment to supporting students at TICE.”

The CCS awards celebrate inspirational mentors who provide young people the opportunity to work and learn within creative industries.

TICE incorporates a Bronze, Silver and Gold stage student’s progress through, developing skills and experiences before completing a final show.

The TICE programme consists of theory based learning, workshops, industry visits, team building tasks and motivational guest speakers to give students informative but practical hands-on experience on how to enter specific industry sectors.

The TICE mentoring team are Lottie Maddison (Illustration), Sam Burt (Music), Katherine Wildman (Writing), Mark Pattinson (Graphics), Katie Lee (Photography), Lee Casey (Enterprise) and Charlotte Liddle (Textiles).

This is Creative Enterprise (TICE) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) formed in 2006 and based in Tyneside. For more information visit www.thisiscreativeenterprise.com