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Setting sail

[ January 17, 2014   //   ]

Twelve youngsters from six local schools were the first to embark on the new High Tide Cadet after school programme inspired by the Prince of Wales.

Run by The High Tide Foundation, a charity created and driven by port-related businesses to provide opportunities for the young people of Teesside, the programme has been modelled on a scheme set up by Tata Steel following Prince Charles’s visit to Redcar steelworks in 2010, and is designed to introduce 12 to 14 year olds to the world of work in and around Teesport.

During the eight-week programme, the youngsters will visit a number of different businesses around Teesport, and take a trip on the Harbour Master’s launch to see the area from the river itself.  As well as gaining an insight into areas such as commercial shipping and shipbroking, engineering and dock operations, the group will also visit Asda’s Teesport Distribution centre and David Fox Transport in Grangetown.


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