South Tyneside College has partnered with South Tyneside Homes (STH) to run a new 24-week training course which supports demand for recruits into the booming construction sector.


Ambitious youngsters seeking new skills will gain high-quality classroom instruction and invaluable on-the-job work experience from the traineeship programme.


The traineeship, which starts on Monday, September 4, features construction services skills, including painting, plaster repairs and tiling.

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There is no messing about on the river for Merchant Navy cadets who are spending 24-hours floating on the Tyne for an intrepid charity challenge.
Braving the elements – including an expected westerly wind and night chill - they will huddle in a survival raft, tethered to a jetty only by rope from midday on Monday, July 3.
Ten cadets from South Shields Marine School have volunteered for a venture which aims to raise at least £500 for good causes.
They donned survival suits – and were able to request sea sickness tablets - before they stepped into the inflatable.

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Rowers representing South Shields Marine School are in buoyant mood – after claiming victory in an annual river race.
They triumphed in the eighth Tyne Row – an eight-nautical mile challenge, from Newcastle Quayside to South Shields – crossing the finishing line a minute ahead of their nearest rival.
It was a second successive win for the marine school’s squad, who overcame five other teams to win in one-hour and 21 minutes, two minutes faster than in 2016.

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Budding film directors from South Tyneside College Lucy Nicholaidis and Richard Meade have proved victims of their own success – with their debut movies.
The talented level 3 media studies students were shortlisted for a prestigious regional prize for their death-themed first films.
Both were among runners-up in the annual North East Young Filmmakers Awards, which celebrates the best new talent in Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear and Teesside.

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A passion for sport - and a new region-wide campaign to encourage women into coaching - is helping a South Tyneside College student get on the starting blocks to success.
Alex Fontaine, 17, is one of 22 coaches and participants from clubs across Tyne and Wear, whose inspirational attitude to sport is helping drive the Pass On Your Passion initiative.
Operating across the North of England, it aims to encourage those involved in sports coaching to support others to follow in their footsteps.

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Schoolchildren can access a route into the Merchant Navy through the expansion into new waters of a pioneering South Tyneside College-based education and training initiative.


From September 2017, those aged just 14 can join Career College North East’s (CCNE) new two-year specialist maritime training programme.


It launches with a recruitment event from 5.30pm on Tuesday, June 27, at our Westoe campus in St George's Avenue, South Shields.

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Double Michelin-starred chef Kenny Atkinson showed catering students how to keep a cool head in the heat of the kitchen during a masterclass at South Tyneside College.


He added the ingredients of experience and skill to help them prepare a five-course taster and wine taster menu for a sitting of 34 private and public sector VIP guests.


Kenny, owner of Newcastle’s Quayside’s UK Restaurant of the Year 2015 winner House of Tides, joined them in the college’s commercial restaurant, Bistro 150.

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A passion for sport - and a new region-wide campaign to encourage women into coaching - is helping a South Tyneside College student get on the starting blocks to success.


Alex Fontaine, 17, is one of 22 coaches and participants from clubs across Tyne and Wear, whose inspirational attitude to sport is helping drive the Pass On Your Passion initiative.

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