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Hull College: transforming training and communities

Hull College partnered with local social enterprise Probe (Hull) Ltd for their East Hull Voids transform lives project. This transforms run-down and derelict properties into modern and affordable homes in the community to support families in need.

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The project has:

  • showcased students work and talents at a national level, and has been an example of best practice for community economic regeneration
  • addressed many local economic issues such as high levels of unemployment, especially those aged 18-24, and a lack of community aspiration
  • tested new working methods and green technologies, in a real working environment
  • refurbished derelict properties within local neighbourhoods to provide quality affordable social housing

The project has:

  • refurbished 12 void properties within Hull (this was achieved by March 2015)
  • helped more than 200 NVQ Level 2 Construction students’ to gain work experience. This has given students with hands-on experience and work-based activities while they are supported by their tutors in the working classrooms
  • increased the employability skills of all students involved and given them a direct-link to job opportunities
  • been recognised as an innovative project which demonstrates best practice, earning Hull College its National and International Green Gown Awards