AN innovative training scheme for fledgling engineers has secured Government funding to create an additional 100 places.
The TTE Technical Training Group hopes to fill as many of the places as possible before the Engineering Pathway course begins on September 24.
The Middlesbrough-based training charity already has 164 students signed up for the eight-month programme, which provides an introduction to a range of engineering disciplines.
The additional Government funding has enabled it to create more places to give youngsters across the region a chance to take their first step into engineering.
The programme, which is open to students aged between 16 and 18, offers the chance to gain a level one or two diploma in a selection of trades including engineering, warehousing and building services, and fabrication and welding.
Successfully completing the Pathway will support students’ chances of progressing on to an advanced level apprenticeship sponsored by an employer from the oil and gas, chemical process, manufacturing and engineering sectors.
Steve Grant, managing director of TTE, said: “We are delighted to have been able to secure additional funding and create more places for the Engineering Pathway.
“Technical skills and qualifications can open up so many exciting career options and these entry-level programmes offer people the chance to take the first steps on a new career path.
“With the potential to go on to do an advanced level apprenticeship, which is held in high esteem by employers, even those who have not thought about engineering before should consider this option.
“Apprenticeships are becoming an increasinglypopular option for young people who are looking to gain the skills and qualifications that will set them in good stead to enter a career in industry.”
For more information, contact TTE on 01642-770310 or email recruitmentinfo@tte.