Giving young a sense of purpose.
I Can in the North East is a City and Guilds approved training centre which delivers a range of programmes in work and personal development subjects for school pupils and unemployed young people.
Founders and managing directors Gary Bennett and Suhan Mihcioglu set up I Can with the aim of giving something back to their local communities.
Prior to I Can, Mr Bennett worked in the property and construction sector. When the recession hit, he had discussions with a homeless project in the city, and realised there was a gap in provision for training young people for the outside world.
He said: "Our aim is to burst the bubble of hopelessness for young people, teach them there are opportunities, and that they are born to win."
Mr Mihcioglu came from a background in corporate training, but wanted to give young people a solid foundation to move forward in life. He added: "Success stems from a sense of purpose with the right support. Through our powerful and effective training, we are seeing the results of our work." For more information about the training available log on to www.icaninthenorth-east.co.uk