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Teesside college meets skills shortage head-on

[ August 27, 2015   //   ]

Employers across the North-east are coming together to help tackle a skill shortage in the region’s logistics industry. Stockton Riverside College is joining forces with the region’s business leaders to inspire more young people to consider a future career in the industry.
The College, in conjunction with NETA Training Trust, Think Logistics and national charity, Career Ready, is launching a Logistics Academy, a scheme offering students an introduction to the sector.
Career Ready links schools and colleges with employers to open up the world of work to young people, offering a programme of business engagement that includes industry-focused masterclasses, mentoring and internship opportunities, running alongside their full time courses. Think Logistics is an employer led project, supported by the Edge Foundation that focuses on raising young people’s awareness of the logistics industry.
Among those to have backed the College’s logistics programme is PD Ports’ logistics division, PD Portcentric Logistics.

Earlier this week, Minister for Local Growth and the Northern Powerhouse, James Wharton, visited Teesport in August to view recent developments.
PD Ports’ chief executive David Robinson, showed the MP for Stockton South over £60m worth of investment spent in developing, upgrading and enhancing capacity to meet the demands of its customers in the past five years.