Hundreds of apprentices on schemes run by the collapsed firm Carillion, have been offered help to find new places.
More than 1500 youngsters have been affected, since the company went into liquidation on Monday.
Today, workshops have been held for those apprentices across the country. Around 300 attended sessions in Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Sunderland.
Carillion Construction Apprenticeships promised pay while you learn, hands on work experience and support for the next steps of your career.
But on Monday their apprentices found themselves uncertain what their next steps would be as the construction giant went into liquidation with around one and a half billion pounds of debt.
Hundreds of apprentices, like 17 year old Jamie Carr from South Shields, were invited to meet with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).
The CITB already supports more than 10,000 apprentices nationwide and it set up a Carillion project team on Monday. Workshops, like this one in Sunderland, have been held around the country.
The CITB will now contact employers and colleges to try and find new courses and placements for each person.
The Carillion apprenticeships were mainly in bricklaying, carpentry and joinery - skills the country needs to build new homes.
The work starts now but it's hoped all these apprentices can be helped on with their careers beyond Carillion.