South Shields Marine School is going ‘virtual’ to help would-be seafarers navigate the stormy waters of coronavirus to launch their careers.

Staff will be online between 10am and 2pm on Saturday, November 28, via a virtual portal to relay in-depth information about life in the Merchant Navy.

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Pioneering Career College North East (CCNE), which is part based at South Tyneside College, has been praised for lighting the spark of ambition in young students and getting them on track for employment success.

New data shows all 14-16-year-olds who completed CCNE’s latest two-year programme this summer, progressed into further learning or new training.

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Teenager Laura Bray has set the wheels in motion on a career that is going places by landing a prized apprenticeship with luxury vehicle brand Mercedes-Benz.

A precision eye for detail helped the 17-year-old, of Jarrow, South Tyneside, attain the coveted three-year training position that is expected to lead to a full-time job as a paint technician.

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Level 3 Creative Digital Media Production student, Jessica de Beer has won the Matthew Hale Award at the Northern Writers Awards 2020. 

Jessica, who has been interested in creative writing from a young age, was nominated for the prestigious writing award by English lecturer, Hazel Storr earlier this year. 

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After careful thought and deliberation, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our HE graduation event.

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South Shields Marine School and the 3rd South Shields Sea Scout Group have formed an official partnership, paving the way for Explorer Scouts to embark on a career at sea by enrolling on the pre-cadetship programme offered at the marine school.

This unique partnership offers practical experience to the sea scouts, who have already enjoyed visits to the award-winning simulation centre and survival facility at Marine Offshore Safety Training Centre on Wapping Street.

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Students studying Uniformed Services at South Tyneside College have some new opportunities to learn about their field, thanks to Safeguard Clothing. Thanks to the brand’s donation of one of its innovative body armour carriers, students will be introduced to the protective technology that lightweight materials provide.
 
Chris Laios of Safeguard stated that the company has partnerships with over 50 colleges across the country, and South Tyneside College is now the latest to receive body armour equipment from the company. 
 

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Maritime experts in South Tyneside have hailed their role in making the North East the UK leader in high level skills training around a new ‘highway code’ of the planet’s coldest seas.

Their work at world-leading South Shields Marine School means it is the first and only centre in the land to develop training which verses ships’ officers and crews in all aspects of the Polar Code.

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Crucial fire safety expertise has been saved in the North East after South Shields Marine School stepped in to employ experts made redundant with the closure of a specialist training unit.

The Marine School plans to bring in-house the training for Merchant Navy and offshore oil and gas workers that it previously contracted to Impeller Assurance & Resilience, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service’s commercial partner.

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