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  • New recruits to strengthen college links with business community

    New recruits to strengthen college links with business community

    16 February 2017

    A Tyneside college has hired two new recruits to its business development team as it looks to widen the regional skills base with local employers.

  • Persimmon appoints Gateshead College to support its growing Combat to Construction initiative

    Persimmon appoints Gateshead College to support its growing Combat to Construction initiative

    14 February 2017

    The UK’s leading housebuilder Persimmon Homes has appointed Gateshead College to support its programme to re-train ex-military personnel for a career in the construction industry.

  • Chairman's Blog: Changes to apprenticeship funding are an opportunity

    Chairman's Blog: Changes to apprenticeship funding are an opportunity

    10 February 2017

    Robin Mackie, Chair of Gateshead College, writes about the opportunities in changes to apprenticeship funding.

  • COLLEGE SHOWCASES OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL EDUCATION  TO SKILLS MINISTER

    College showcases outstanding technical education to Skills Minister

    23 January 2017

    A leading FE college along with North East businesses have welcomed the latest announcement from government that puts technical education at the heart of a modern industrial strategy.

    Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon visited Gateshead College on Monday January 23 to get a first-hand view of the technical and vocational skills being provided by the college to students and regional businesses.

    Mr Halfon was visiting the college on the day Prime Minister Theresa May used her first regional Cabinet meeting to launch a Modern Industrial Strategy aimed at improving living standards, increasing the nation’s productivity and ensuring growth is shared across the whole UK. The Industrial Strategy will include plans for a radical overhaul of technical education to address its historical undervaluation in the UK and provide a credible alternative to the academic route for young people who choose not to go to university.

  • Principal's Blog: Priorities to drive a Working North East

    Principal's Blog: Priorities to drive a Working North East

    18 January 2017

    The start of a new year gives us a chance to refocus and make sure that we are heading in the right direction.