New head aims to develop pioneering college in South Tyneside

Victoria Cramman, left, the new head of Career College North East, with Alison Maynard, principal of South Tyneside College and engineering lecturer Scott Franklin,
Victoria Cramman, left, the new head of Career College North East, with Alison Maynard, principal of South Tyneside College and engineering lecturer Scott Franklin,

A unique training programme for people aged 14 to 19 in South Tyneside has appointed a new head.

Victoria Cramman has begun her reign at Career College North East (CCNE) by challenging employers to support it through greater collaboration in developing its curriculum.

She said CCNE, which launched in 2015, is enjoying growing reputational recognition, with steadily increasing student numbers, but urged more businesses to get involved as a way of meeting their future skills requirements.

Students study for three days a week at St Wilfrid’s RC College, in Temple Park Road, South Shields, and spend the other two doing vocational qualifications at South Tyneside College.

Mrs Cramman, 47, said CCNE offers the perfect platform for employers to identify young talent to help them and the North East compete within the global economy.

She added: “I’ve watched Career College North East grow from strength to strength, and I’m very excited by the opportunity I have been given to continue its success.

“I very much want to hear from more employers about the skills they want for their future workforce.

“They should be helping us to set our curriculum so that we can meet their needs.

Alison Maynard, principal of South Tyneside College, said: “The Career College has made great progress since its launch, delivering the training and skills desired by many young people.

“I’m confident Victoria can develop its expertise and attractiveness to students even further.”

CCNE is now recruiting, and further information is available by calling South Tyneside College on 0191 427 3500, visiting www.ccne.co.uk or emailing vcramman@st-wilfrids.org