Training & Education

Training and Education is a key delivery area for both YMCA North Tyneside and YMCA nationally.

Did you know we work in partnership with North Tyneside Council to offer training programmes for those who are unemployed?

Looking for help with employment?

We are partnering with other local organisations to deliver an exciting FREE programme called Steps to Employment to help residents of North Tyneside over the age of 29 to get a job and to learn new skills to improve the quality of their lives.

North Tyneside Council Partnership

Through generous funding we have transformed multiple spaces in our main building on Church Way to cater for North Tyneside Council’s new Sector Based Work Academy. From classroom learning to hands-on training in a commercial kitchen, this authentic training environment has provided a smooth transition into employment for many of our participants, with some of them now preparing and serving food to our cafe customers while others are now employed in other roles across the organisation.

Nate’s Story

Nate was referred to YMCA North Tyneside in need of accommodation after his mother fled domestic violence. They were being housed in a refuge however the refuge was unable to accommodate Nate as he was 17 and too old for the unit his mother would be living in.

This quickly became a daunting situation for Nate as he had very little experience living independently and had recently left school with no qualifications or prior work experience. YMCA staff provided Nate with one to one sessions, developing the skills he already possessed and helping with his confidence levels. Nate worked alongside a specialist worker on improving his CV and partook in mock interviews. As a result, Nate was offered a position this year with the company ‘Justice Prince’ and has told staff: “I’m really enjoying working and making my own money, I feel like I have a purpose.”