Cementing a training deal

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COLLEGE bosses are celebrating after cementing a new partnership deal with a training company.

TyneMet College has signed a contract with Newcastle-based Northern Construction Training Group following a successful partnership in 2011-12.

The one-year contract will give up to 40 students aged 16 to 18 the chance to complete the Level 2 diploma in bricklaying or joinery.

Jamie Paterson, managing director at Northern Construction Training Group, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for young people out there looking to develop their skills.

“Working in partnership with TyneMet College is a real asset to our training company and to young people with the opportunities we are now able to offer.

“We believe we can make a real contribution to the future of the construction industry by providing a robust training programme and industry contacts that will provide apprentices with an experience of the real world.”

Audrey Kingham, deputy principal curriculum and business development at the college, said: “We are very pleased to be working in partnership with various specialist training providers to underpin the delivery of a wide range of career focused courses.

“We are looking forward to continuing our working partnership with Northern Construction Training Group providing accredited qualifications for those who are interested in a career in the construction industry.”