I Know I Can

Barnsley’s I Know I Can (IKIC) is our project to build confidence; create dreams and aspirations; raise qualification levels; strengthen life skills using help and support; and take ownership to develop a real ‘I Know I Can’ attitude.

We have some amazing opportunities to help you develop your employability and transferable skills. These include:

  • Ambition Barnsley is our annual careers fair showcasing a wide range of education, training and employment opportunities in and around Barnsley.
  • Our Work Inspiration Week is aimed at Year 8 and 9 pupils to help you gain an understanding of the workplace, find out about different work roles and help you make choices about your future career ambitions.
  • We work with Air League and other partners to deliver a really inspirational programme in Year 9 and Year 12 for those of you who might be interested in a career in engineering or aviation.

    Soaring to Success in stage 1 of the programme showcases the wide range of careers within the industry including engineers, ground crew, pilots and airport staff and, in Stage 2, you can apply for an opportunity to go up in a glider at an airfield!
  • If you’ve got a great business idea Big Challenge might be for you! Our annual enterprise programme is for any budding entrepreneur and schools from across the borough are encouraged to take part.
  • Takeover Day which is a great opportunity for a young person to gain a one day real life experience from a variety of professions.


Speak to your TIAG adviser about these opportunities

TIAG hold a monthly drop in session at the Hub located at 18 Regent Street.

Find out more about the Care Leavers Hub

You can also contact TIAG online.

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