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.


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.