A not-for-profit training company which has been helping people change their lives for the better since 1982 is celebrating its 40th anniversary in new premises.
Award-winning ITEC NE offers local businesses and individuals access to fully funded and commercial courses. The company is urging those eligible and regional organisations to take advantage.
“We also have funding available to support local workforces so come and see what we have to offer!” says Emma Booth, ITEC NE’s head of operations.
The friendly organisation, which is rated ‘Good’ by OFSTED, has opened its doors to new premises at ITEC House, Hilton Road on Aycliffe Business Park to support the needs of North-East businesses and individuals.
The organisation has access to delivery hubs across the region including Gateshead, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool and Newton Aycliffe. ITEC NE offer apprenticeships, training to the unemployed and those in employment who wish to retrain or upskill in their organisation.
“We also have contracts to support youth unemployment and we are proud to provide programmes for anyone aged 15 years and upwards,” says Emma.
“Our contracts fund people to become a better version of themselves and enable businesses to grow.
“During our 40 years in operation, we have helped thousands of people and businesses – we genuinely make a positive difference to people’s lives.
“As one example of our recognised success we were awarded with the Mayors Civic Award in Middlesbrough for Improving Employment Opportunities for Residents (business) as well as being Highly Commended in Improving Education and Vocational Opportunities”
Developing people to become HR directors for global organisations, helping individuals get on the property ladder or even escape unsafe home environments by gaining financial independence are just some of the success stories ITEC NE has seen in 40 years of “operating with its heart”.
It’s this commitment to individuals’ lifelong learning and improving people’s social mobility through the delivery of outstanding training that has seen ITEC NE flourish.
“Our message now on our 40th anniversary is that we are still here, growing and doing a fantastic job helping hundreds of employers and thousands of individuals with their training needs,” Emma adds.
ITEC NE intend to provide a warm space for learners and businesses at their new premises.
Emma says: “We want to provide a home from home for our staff, learners and regional organisations to come and work with us.”
For more information, visit www.itecne.co.uk.