Learning, skills and employment
Lifelong learning and the improvement of skills levels can bring many benefits. These can include;
- enhanced employability
- increased wage levels
- increased productivity
- social benefits.
Data from the Office of National Statistics shows that those without any qualifications will earn, on average, 20% less than those with GCSEs A*-C (Level 2). Whilst those with A Levels (Level 3) on average will earn 15% more than those with GCSEs, and those with a degree 85% more than those with GCSEs.
The Council has it’s own training provision which delivers apprenticeships and courses for 16-18 year olds and adults. You can find further details on our Learning & Skills webpages.
The Council also operates two programmes to support young people and adults into employment. These are the Youth Employment Initiative for those aged 16-29.
Further information, advice and guidance can be found at National Careers Service [external link] or by calling 0800 100 900.
You can find further information about Education, Employment and Skills in the Tees Valley on the Tees Valley Combined Authority [external link] webpages.