The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has partnered with Stockton Riverside College and Tees Valley Logistics Academy to introduce the first phase of a dedicated shipping school to the region. By developing a future skilled workforce, the school, which is the Institute’s first in the UK outside of London, aims to help tackle both current and future skills gaps.
Bringing together employers, industry experts and educators, the North East School of Shipping (NESS) will help to demystify the sector, putting it firmly on the radar of those considering their future careers.
Based on the London School of Shipping model, the North East School of Shipping will provide a range of courses to those starting out in the shipping industry, delivered by Stockton Riverside College.
Find our more about the Foundation Diploma in Shipping & Port Agency course, a course developed in Partnership with the internationally recognised Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. The course is delivered by sector experts through classroom delivery with full access to first class college facilities and is ideal for new entrants or those wanting to pursue a career in shipping. To find out more information or to get involved please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The whole journey of products coming from the other side of the world is invisible to people and shipping is a massive part of that. We want to open people’s eyes to the vast opportunities that are out there and offer accessible training for those starting out and also those progressing in their careers.”
- Nikki Sayer - Chair of the North East branch of the ICS
“Every business needs good people and at PD Ports we invest heavily to support the ongoing learning and development of our people. With over 95% of all UK imports arriving in the country on a ship, it’s easy to see how the maritime industry is critical to the UK economy and society generally yet it lacks visibility, in particular, amongst young people. Our aim through the North East School of Shipping is to raise visibility of the abundance of opportunities and variety of roles available, making it a career of choice for the next generation in the Tees Valley.”
- Frans Calje - Chief Executive Officer, PD Ports
“Teesside is a trading region, we always have been and always will be. As Britain once again looks outwards to the rest of the world with an independent trade policy, ports like Teesport are going to be even more important to our local economy than they are now. By locating the new Shipping School here in the Tees Valley it means our young people can develop the right skills safe in the knowledge that what they are learning is exactly what they need to get on and develop a career.”
- Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor
“The College has been working closely with industry employers and experts for several years to provide training opportunities and raise awareness of the logistics industry, resulting in the Tees Valley Logistics Academy. The introduction of the Shipping School with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers seemed like a natural progression in our mission to raise awareness and help to plug future skills gaps.”
- Michael Duffey - Head of Department for Construction and Professional Services, Stockton Riverside College
5 February 2020
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