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Real Skills, Real Jobs

Employers and Colleges in collaboration, creating practical and relevant higher level courses designed by businesses to solve real business needs.

About The Project

OK, so you may think colleges are for A Levels and Apprenticeships, and we are, but we are way more too. And the way we create our courses is also evolving.

When it comes to higher level skills and further education, we want to engage with businesses and influencers in the North East and create the courses that fill the skills gaps you have. Either by training existing employees, or equipping the general workforce with the specific professional vocational technical skills your industry is crying out for, we can help you grow your business, which in turn grows our regional economy and makes the North East a true Powerhouse.

We can help…

In Partnership With

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  • Sunderland Logo andy2
  • Northumberland College Logo Small CMYK
  • Derwentside College
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  • GC Secondary Logo
  • HartlepoolFE
  • Middlesbrough
  • NCG Logo
  • STC Logo
  • RCC
  • CCAD
  • Stockton Riverside College Logo
  • TyneMet full Colour logo high res
  • Darl College logobig resized

How It Works

Businesses, often in a particular sector, come together to identify skills gaps and outline potential solutions aimed at bridging that gap
Businesses table their ideas to the network of North East colleges
Colleges with proven experience and relevant facilities collaborate to design a solution
Businesses and colleges work together to fine tune the design and delivery plans
Businesses enrol existing staff and new recruits on the programme/course


Get Involved

If you’d like to get involved with any of our projects and see how colleges can help resolve your skills gap please fill in your details below.