l Since August 2016, supported more than 1200 apprenticeships through
the Tees Valley Apprenticeship Grant for Employers.
l £7.5 million for new ‘Routes to Work’ scheme to help 2500 long-term
unemployed back to work.
l £1.3 million new Apprenticeship Fund to prioritise quality vocational
courses in high-growth sectors.
l £29.5 million annual fund to improve post-19 education to ensure local
people are re-skilled to fill local jobs.
l £8.3 million for the new Cleveland College of Art and Design campus in
l TeesValleyCareers.com launched – a £3 million initiative to deliver
excellent, consistent careers education across the five Tees Valley boroughs.
l Worked with a number of Tees Valley companies to create and protect
around 1400 jobs via the injection of over £200m of private sector
l As part of the “Business Compass” scheme, undertaken over 1000
detailed company reviews and provided £4.2m to 417 Tees Valley SMEs.
l £7.6 million for the new Tees Advanced Manufacturing Park in
l £4.6 million for Liberty's ground-breaking powder metals project,
boosting our research credentials while creating good quality jobs.
l Invested £2.4 million for superfast broadband.
l Established the Tees Valley Land Commission, a body responsible for
identifying brownfield and public sector land across the area and helping
to bring forward sites for new jobs and housing.
l Acquired Durham Tees Valley Airport for £40m bringing it back into