Intelect pledges a fourth year of support to the High Tide Foundation and renews Corporate Partnership

Middlesbrough-based engineering company, Intelect has pledged to support the High Tide Foundation for a fourth consecutive year, renewing its Corporate Partnership and making a donation of £5,000 to assist the local charity with raising the aspirations of young people across the Tees Valley.

Founded in 2012, the High Tide Foundation is dedicated to offering young people valuable career experiences and has seen significant growth over the last ten years. Despite the obvious challenges faced by the charity in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, they remained determined to continue to provide support to those who needed it most.

Moving many of their career programmes online, and with the help of local businesses and their fellow corporate partners, High Tide were able to deliver over 50 virtual work experience opportunities, and most recently they launched the Happy Hub, a resource that provides mental health and wellbeing support to young people.

At Intelect, supporting young people has been at the heart of their organisation since the launch of their award-winning apprenticeship programme back in 1998. Over the years, they have seen over 100 apprentices successfully pass through their doors, and now, more than ever, they are keen to reach even more young people with the help of High Tide.

Intelect Managing Director, Fran Cormican said, “We’re delighted to be renewing our corporate partnership with the High Tide Foundation for a fourth year, particularly as we celebrate our 25th year of operation as a business.

“Over the years, we’ve realised that the success we’ve had as a business wouldn’t have been possible without our ‘train to retain’ ethos and our apprenticeship programme, so we understand the importance of investing in the young people of our area, and keeping talent within the Tees Valley”.

High Tide Chairman, Mark Easby expressed his thanks to Intelect saying, “We are proud and privileged to have Intelect on board as Corporate Partners for 2022. Their ongoing commitment and support for the Foundation over the last few of years has been amazing.

He continued, “While the Foundation has undergone a period of digital transformation in response to the challenges faced during the pandemic, Intelect, along with our other Corporate Partners, have stepped up to ensure we can continue delivering our career programmes, raising aspirations, showcasing opportunities and increasing our impact for young people across our region.”