German visitors find out about employment links

The German delegation with the North Tyneside representatives including, Graham Haywood, Linda Arkley, Jon Vincent, Bill Midgely OBE, Janet Hunter, Jo Chexal and Mary Coyle MBE.

The German delegation with the North Tyneside representatives including, Graham Haywood, Linda Arkley, Jon Vincent, Bill Midgely OBE, Janet Hunter, Jo Chexal and Mary Coyle MBE.

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A GERMAN delegation has been learning more about business and education in the borough.

Federal and regional officials from Uckermark, in Germany, spent four days in North Tyneside, including a visit to TyneMet College.

It was part of a project funded by the European Union to provide advice and support to employers, education providers and authorities on how small and medium sized enterprises can be supported to develop the skills of their employees and how to prepare young people for employment.

Jon Vincent, TyneMet principal, visited Germany last year to share information about the challenges and practices of local networking with SMEs from a college’s perspective.

The German delegation was warmly welcomed by TyneMet and a series of information workshops and visits were scheduled while a special dinner was held with key dignitaries from around the region.

Mr Vincent said: “I hope the information disseminated throughout the visit provided them with an insight in to processes that can help them put in place strategies to engage more effectively with employers and support the economic regeneration of their area.”