Learning & Skills News

Tees Valley Apprenticeship Challenge 2016

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week Learning & Skills was invited to take part in the annual Apprenticeship challenge which this year took place in Stockton on Tees, organised by Stockton Borough Council. Darlington sent a team of 5 apprentices from the Motor Vehicle and Site Joinery classes to the event and the team competed against apprentices from Redcar & Cleveland, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough and Stockton councils.

The main aim of the day was to complete an air trial and to complete a raft trial where teams had to build and float a raft. Both tasks were timed and points were given on team work, skills and timing.

This year Darlington WON the event, following on from last years close 2nd place by the Business Support and Health & Social Care apprentices.

Those taking part this year were: Stephen Johnson, Owen Bailey Sweet, Aaron Charlesworth, Lewis Harbron and Paul Bradshaw with the support from the tutors Christopher Burney (Site Joinery) and Graham Curry (Motor Vehicle).