The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has this week put in a bid to the Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) for a Careers Hub to be based in the North East.
NELEP were shortlisted and invited to interview for the Hub by CEC after receiving a huge wave of support from schools and colleges in the region.
Michelle Rainbow, Skills Lead at NELEP, told SCHOOLS NorthEast: “We’ve had a fantastic response to this and had over 70 applications to be part of the Hub – fingers crossed it all goes well.”
NELEP will find out if their pitch has been successful at the beginning of July, but if not, Michelle says that this won’t stop them from continuing their plans.
She said: “If we are unsuccessful we still have ambitious plans to go ahead with the Hub based on the fact that the Gatsby pilot was held here in the North East.”