TTE welcomed Tees Valley Mayor candidate Sue Jeffrey to its Middlesbrough-based training centre to help highlight the importance of the election to its learners.
Ms Jeffrey, who is also leader of Redcar & Cleveland Council, visited TTE’s facilities in South Bank as part of her campaign and to talk to learners about apprenticeships and their career aspirations.
The visit also enabled young people at TTE to find out more about the election, which takes place on 4th May.
She took a tour of TTE’s extensive workshops meeting a mixture of electrical, mechanical, and instrumentation leaners who are at various stages of their training. Ms Jeffrey also saw demonstrations of the broad range of practical equipment TTE uses to arm young people with industry-relevant skills and competencies.
Steve Grant, Managing Director of TTE, said: “For the democratic process there is a real need for young people to be aware of the Tees Valley Mayor Election. This was a good opportunity for our learners to engage in the process and also put their views across, particularly about skills and jobs.
“A big part of improving this area is the need to support engineering skills and helping get jobs here and I hope that whoever is elected makes this a priority.”