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Fashion and Creative Arts

As a fashion and arts academy we use creative arts as a tool to instill confidence and skills to those that are passionate about pursuing a career in this sector or for those that show true potential. Not only is fashion a profitable market but also the creative industry builds life skills by encouraging individuals to think creatively and solve problems efficiently. Our academy promotes creative pathways such as fashion, the arts and dance and these courses help to develop individuals and provide local people opportunities within the sector.

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Education

At Caramel Rock we believe that everybody has the right to education. Everybody has the right to be empowered, inspired and given an opportunity to uncover their highest potential in life. For us education is power it’s a tool that can improve and sharpen lives but most importantly we use it to close the skills gap in the Fashion sector. Our passion for both educating people and advancing the local community enables us to enrich the lives of individuals, and encourage them to come together with a shared vision and one voice to advance their community.

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Job Training

As a fashion and arts academy a number of our clients are young students who are trying to increase future prospects in the fashion and arts sector. As a result we are passionate about seeking ways to increase job training for young people. Fashion is considered a leading industry in terms of employing young people from the age of 18-30 which we are proud of and want to do our part by bringing opportunities to people. Many of our young pupils that have worked with us and joined our programmes have successfully completed and have gained further experience and work in the fashion industry. We only aim to further this and provide our services for a wider population of young people without jobs or the right connections to land them into employment within the fashion sector.

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Strengthening Communities

We believe that the community is at the very heart of what we do. We encourage local people to work together to not only strengthen the community but increase individual engagement and involvement in the lives of others. Much of our work is geared towards inspiring the community to work together and take an interest in what is going on around them. We help to prompt conversation between the young and the elderly. By instigating dialogue between parents and children, teenagers and elderly we hope to create a bond between local people in the community and increase richness to the community.

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Mentoring and Enrichment

At Caramel Rock we are passionate about seeing this generation work towards their dreams. We are enthusiastic about mentoring and instilling confidence to those that intend to develop their lives, or even start up their own business. We have a keen interest in helping to nurture and prepare individuals into their desired dreams and although we specialise in the creative industries we have mentored people who have gone on to do many other things. Our support is to ensure our beneficiaries gain a better understanding of how they can develop their skills and most importantly how they can contribute to society.