Karten Centre Highlights

The Karten Newtwork publishes a newsletter four times a year. Each edition is filled with news and other interesting articles – below are the most recent articles from the Karten Centres.

  • ESPA College opened in 1995 and has four college sites across the North East, providing day and residential education for young autistic people between the ages of 16 and 25 years. The majority of students have additional and complex needs including learning disabilities, ADHD, mental health conditions, behaviours that challenge and sensory issues.  Their South Hill […]
  • The team at Treloar’s has been celebrating the 20th Anniversary of TreloarPrint, the in-house printing enterprise at the College! TreloarPrint, the original Ian Karten Centre at Treloar College was set up in September 2001 thanks to generous funding from the Ian Karten Charitable Trust, to provide a real working environment for students. Since then, the […]
  • This year Langdon College has launched Langdon College Prints on the ‘Etsy’ marketplace. This is an online shopping platform where we will be selling our enterprise products UK wide. Previously learners were making and selling items at local stalls/events but sadly due to Covid this all had to stop. This new way of working will […]
  • By Jennifer Ohrenstein, the digital skill tutor.
  • SeeAbility launched our Supported Employment programme because we know that around 65% of people with learning disabilities and sight loss want meaningful careers but only 6% are in paid employment. We support people to realise their full potential and move into work. Fulfilling career ambitions is a hugely important part of this. We draw on […]
  • John lives on site at The Meath and while he enjoys the variety of activities on offer at our dedicated Skills Centre, he has a natural leaning towards and interest in IT. He is fascinated by how things work and has huge capacity for finding out more about topics of interest, having spoken to John […]
  • See the inspiring work being done at the Karten Centre at the Centre for Deaf Blind People in Israel.
  • Treloar’s are lucky enough to have two Karten Centres based at Treloar College.  One is known as TreloarPrint and provides a real life working print shop for internal and external customers where students can gain important work experience and learn business skills.  Students within the Centre are working towards their City & Guilds NVQ in […]
  • This year at Sense College we have had a re-imagining of Learner Voice.  Students were asked to volunteer to be Student / Learner Reps for each area and Pathway (Vocational, Creative and Enterprise and Sensory, Interns, FE Students and Flexible Futures) and in our first meeting on March 10th the reps decided to call themselves […]
  • Equipment purchased from the Karten Network grant was used in the print projects: Face Mask design and print; The Many uses for a Blanket project; the comic book Zine project and the Emotions and Feelings project.  We also use the large screen purchased for the interview with Iain and Verity from Coronation Street.   Blanket project […]