Two thousand people heading to Seaton Carew for Tees Valley Skills employment conference

Stephen Catchpole
Stephen Catchpole

TWO thousand people are expected to converge on Seaton Carew for a conference which highlights employment opportunities.

The second annual Tees Valley Skills event will be held at the Sports Domes on Thursday, November 7.

There will be zoned areas which highlight the area’s different industries as well as careers guidance, one-to-one advice sessions and even a chance for people to try out their skills at different jobs.

The event is being hosted by Tees Valley Unlimited whose managing director Stephen Catchpole said: “Last year’s event was a huge success with 85 learning providers and employers engaging with 2,000 visitors from schools, colleges and universities.

“This year will be bigger and better with more fun, informative, interactive activities and an even wider range of companies and sectors highlighting the future employment opportunities available in the area.”

He said it was “vitally important to the future prosperity of Tees Valley” that people got the information they need to make the right choice on which career or educational path to follow”.

Tees Valley Skills is being held in partnership with Hartlepool College of Further Education, Darlington College, Middlesbrough College, Redcar and Cleveland College, Stockton Riverside College, and the Tees Valley Learning Provider Network.

Darlington College principal Tim Grant, representing all the principals of the sponsoring colleges, said: “For Tees Valley to succeed, it is crucial that young people and adults choose a course or training programmes that meet their own aspirations as well as future employment needs of the region.”

Tees Valley Skills runs from 9am until 4pm. For more information visit