Linkage College, Weelsby

Centre Address

Weelsby Road, Grimsby, DN32 9RU

Karten Centre Manager

Martin Shelton

Contact Details

Phone:

01472 241044


E-mail:

martin.shelton@linkage.org.uk

Host Organisation

Linkage Community Trust

Host Organisation Address

Linkage College Campus, Weelsby Campus, Weelsby Road, Gimsby, N.E. Lincolnshire, DN32 9RU

Karten Centre Website

http://www.linkage.org.uk

Centre Established

January 2014

Services/focus of the Karten Centre

We have two sites (campus) which hosts a Karten Centre each. One at Toynton All Saints and one in Grimsby on Weelsby Road.

The centres hosts touch screen computers and interactive suite. At the Toynton Karten centre we have the Image Factory which enables learners to develop transferable work skills via a interactive printer. Learners are taught how to engrave delicate objects, and laser print on T-shirts etc.

Clients

Our centres are within a Independent Specialist College setting. We focus on teaching young adults with learning difficulties skills needed for work, and living independently.

Our learners are a mixture of day and residential learners. Learners attend College for three days a week and some residential learners are full time.

We have a range of courses both vocational and academic; maths, English, ICT. Our vocational courses are Horticulture, Retail, Customer Service, Creative Media, Art, Hospitality and Catering.

Disabilities

Our learners have a range of learning difficulties and disabilities ranging from; Down Syndrome, epilepsy, Asperger's, Autistic Spectrum, Hearing Impairment, Communication difficulties, amongst many others including Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.

Technology used in the Karten Centre

We use the interactive whiteboards, touch screen PCs, Image Factory equipment, iPads.

Assistive Technology

We use the interactive whiteboards, touch screen PCs, Image Factory equipment, iPads.

Karten Centre Staff

We have six teachers and over 20 support staff.

Karten Centre Hours

8 hours a day from Monday to Friday

Services offered to the Network

Printing, designing, using the Image Factory.

Partnerships

At present we do not have any other partners however, we have a considerable amount of Employers who offer our learners work experience.

Additional Information

The Karten group have given a wonderful lifeline to young people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Their enthusiasm and continued support is a rarity in a world of harsh confusions for our vulnerable young people.

The technology offered by the Karten group has enabled learners to develop transferable skills which are valuable in work placements and future life.