Tees Valley Skills holds interactive show for pupils at Wynyard Hall

Tees Valley Unlimited held a skills show at Wynyard Hall near Hartlepool to showcase the career and training opportunities available to young people in the region. The Hartlepool College of Further Education flight simulator in action.
Tees Valley Unlimited held a skills show at Wynyard Hall near Hartlepool to showcase the career and training opportunities available to young people in the region. The Hartlepool College of Further Education flight simulator in action.
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STUDENTS by the hundred turned out for the biggest interactive skills show in the Tees Valley.

Tees Valley Skills was held at Wynyard Hall yesterday and saw 1,700 visitors, including hundreds from the town.

Students tested themselves at dental therapies, a flight simulator, make-up sessions, film and TV production, bricklaying, and painting and decorating.

Linda Edworthy, director of Strategy & Investment at Tees Valley Unlimited (TVU), said: “For the Tees Valley’s economy to prosper, it is vital that people are provided with the appropriate knowledge to allow them to make the right decision for them about which career or educational path to take.”

Exhibitors included the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force, and the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board.

The event was delivered in partnership with Tees Valley Learning Providers Network.

Jo Thompson, marketing and specialist projects officer at the Tees Valley Learning Providers Network, said: “This year’s Tees Valley Skills Show has been a fantastic opportunity for employers, learning providers and colleges to engage with the future workforce.

“By providing interactive, have-a-go activities, learners have been able to develop a fuller understanding of the jobs and careers available in Tees Valley.”