Gateshead College and UK Total Solutions are to work together to open an academy to train people for the oil, gas and renewable energy industries. It is the first of its kind in the North East.
Dame Kelly Holmes is one of our most successful and best loved Olympic athletes. For the past year, the gold medalist has been helping to coach sport students at Gateshead College.
It has been a life changing experience for the young people, who have received a crash course in life at the very top of their field.
Today, at the end of the programme, they have been taking stock of their new skills.
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Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes has been back in the region, passing on tips to aspiring athletes.
The former 800 and 1500 metres star was working with students at Gateshead College.
It is the final visit for Dame Kelly and a team of experts after overseeing a year-long programme to help young people achieve their dreams through physical and mental preparation.
Students from Gateshead have been getting the chance to have a workshop with legendary olympian Dame Kelly Holmes.
The double gold medalist visited Gateshead College this morning to promote sporting excellence across the region.
Sports students at Gateshead College tell ITV Tyne Tees about being taught by Dame Kelly Holmes:
Double Olympic medallist Dame Kelly Holmes has been back to Gateshead college today, to see how sports students taking part in her Educational programme are progressing.
Dame Kelly tells ITV Tyne Tees more about the initiative:
Dame Kelly Holmes is back in the North East to visit students at Gateshead College.
Gateshead College is the first college in the country to partner with the double olympian to deliver a unique coaching and education scheme to benefit its students in its year-long Kelly Holmes Education programme.
Double Olympian Kelly Holmes has returned to Gateshead College to visit students involved in her Education programme.
She will be catching up with students and finding out how they have progressed since the programme began in September.
The year long initiative provides sports students with the opportunity to take part in workshops with Dame Kelly Holmes, as well as media interview technique workshops with TV and radio presenter Sybil Ruscoe.
Gateshead College are encouraging students to aim high to secure their future by pursuing their own entrepreneurial dreams.
The college is the exclusive further education partner for the Entrepreneurs' Forum, and a founder of the StartUp Britain campaign to help give advice and guidance on setting up your own business.