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Hartlepool Centre of Excellence in Technical Training for the Creative Industries

This is an exciting project to bring back into use the mothballed £4.5million Northern Lights Academy facility and turn it into a Centre of Excellence in Technical Training for Creative Industries for young people.

This will target emerging technologies and industry growth sectors, including delivering traineeships and apprenticeships in TV and Film, Sound Production, Theatre and Live Event production and Digital Media. The training offer will introduce young people to alternative career paths, developing trainees with the technical skills and knowledge to form the next generation creative industries workforce helping the Tees Valley to flourish both economically and culturally. Supplementary to its core business the centre will provide health and well-being support for young people and a space for artists and cultural activities. It will provide opportunities for young people who struggle to engage in the traditional curriculum.

TVCA is providing revenue support for this pilot project for the first three years whilst the business plan is put into place to ensure future sustainability.

If you have any questions about this project please contact us