Newcastle College is hoping to buck the region’s high unemployment figures by helping people enrol on courses that will provide the training that will give them the skills they need to get a new career.
Specialist course advice will be available during enrolment, to be held at the college’s Rye Hill campus Sports Centre, from Wednesday 7 August to Saturday 31 August.
Following the success of the college’s Summer Schools, where hundreds of the North East’s 16 – 18 year olds took advantage of free vocational training taster sessions that could help them onto the career ladder, at enrolment there will be advice for anyone wanting to sign up for a September 2013 course and guidance on what help is available with finance, childcare and specialist learning support.
Carole Kitching, Interim Principal at Newcastle College said: “There is no denying that times are tough for many young and older job seekers, but gaining relevant qualifications can really help to enhance career prospects. As enrolment for courses begins, now is the perfect time for people to think about taking positive action to help secure the future they want.
“At Newcastle College we have the widest range of course choices anywhere in the north east, offering hundreds of courses to choose from whether you’re leaving school, retraining for a new career or getting the skills needed for your first job’.
Summer Enrolment at the college is taking place from Wednesday 7 to Saturday 31 August, Monday to Thursday 11am - 7pm; Friday 11am - 4pm and Saturday 11am to 2pm.
More information about Enrolment and the range of courses and training available at Newcastle College can be found at http://www.ncl-coll.ac.uk/summer
The college’s new Careers Coach will also be visiting various locations around the region: including Newcastle city centre, Elswick Pool, Sunderland Interchange, Gateshead interchange. Dates and times can be found at