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On Monday 12th May 2014, between 1pm – 2:30pm Leeds City College will be opening the doors of inc.workshop to deliver a range of exciting activities for 14-19 year olds to learn new skills and have a go at “hands on” creative practice.

“Have a go” activities are the perfect way to try new skills to help young people find out what they are good at, and provide a means to inspire them to think differently about vocational education while gaining from the knowledge and expertise of college staff.

At the event, young people will also have the opportunity to access careers advice, gain an insight into real jobs, careers and apprenticeships, and gain an understanding of the creative industry from specialist workshop staff.

The event is open anyone who is 14-19 years old; not just Leeds City College students.

If you would like to attend the event and participate in the below activities, or find out more information please call 0113 391 2547 or email inc.workshop@leedscitycollege.ac.uk

13:00 – 13:30 Screen Printing
inc.workshop has specialist equipment for photo screen printing. Participants will be able to have a go at the screen printing process and will have the opportunity to send their own images to the workshop prior to the session in order to walk away with their own image hand printed onto a tote bag. This event will outline the process and provide an understanding of how the very same process can be used by professional T-shirt printers.

14:00 – 14:30 Laser Cutting
Laser cutters will cut complex detail in a variety of materials, from leather and wood to Perspex and card, it can achieve amazing results. This process can be used to produced gift cards, key rings, jewellery and much more. During the event, participants will work with a range of popular templates to make a range of small items out of different materials; and can take away what they have made during the workshop.

14:00 – 14:30 Jewellery Making
inc.workshop has a fully equipped silver smith workshop. During this event participants will work with copper and learn useful silver smith techniques such as sawing polishing and using a rolling mill to print textures into the copper. Participants will be able to take away the copper items they make during this workshop. The small charm like items could be used for jewellery, key rings or bag charms.

These activities are being supported financially by the ESF World Skills Show.

The Skills Show Experience forms part of the European Social Fund Technical Assistance project, awarded to the Skills Funding Agency to promote the European Social Fund. In addition, the programme is co-funded by the Skills Funding Agency to deliver the National Careers Service at the events. Working in partnership with The Skills Show premier sponsors City & Guilds, the Edge Foundation and Premier Colleges, The Skills Show Experience provides young people with opportunities to discover what they are good at and what they enjoy, through interactive activities and experiences helping shape their futures and transform their lives.

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