As part of his plan for jobs, Mayor Houchen wants to invest in home-grown talent and make sure local people, especially young people, are equipped with the skills they need to take advantage of the local jobs that are being created across Teesside, Darlington and Hartlepool.
As part of this, Mayor Houchen established the Teesworks Skills Academy to help give local people the best skills possible to take advantage of the new jobs and opportunities that are being created for local workers at the Teesworks site.
It links investors, employment hubs, skills providers, jobseekers and apprentices to create a world-class workforce for the future, equipped with the skills businesses at the site will need to grow and succeed.
Other projects backed by Mayor Houchen include:
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