In preparation for the new academic year, Tyne Metropolitan College and Siemens plc have signed a service level agreement that will see both companies renew a strategic education and training partnership for the next three years.

This agreement marks eleven years of collaborative working and will see both partners continue to raise aspirations and change the lives of budding engineers across the region.

Carefully aligned to Siemens plc’s business objectives, the partnership focuses on scientific, technological and business-related disciplines as well as employability and social skills to drive a high standard of education excellence and work-ready engineers.

Audrey Kingham, Principal Designate, Tyne Metropolitan College, said: “A shared vision of excellence and the high standard of training that TyneMet has delivered to Siemens’ employees, have led to a successful and extremely valued partnership over the past eleven years.

“TyneMet is well known for its leading engineering provision and outstanding industry partnerships; offering students a combination of engineering theory and hands-on training in a practical environment with great career prospects.”

Martin Hottass, General Manager, Siemens Professional Education at Siemens plc, adds: “Siemens is delighted to renew our partnership with Tyne Metropolitan College. The College is motivated to respond effectively to the needs of employers, and as the first college in the region with both STEM Assured and Investors in Innovations accreditations; they are an obvious partner for us.”

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