BUILDING work has started on an new college campus which will train generations of workforces.
The undeveloped wing of East Durham College’s Peterlee base will house the new Apollo Studio Academy at a cost of £650,000.
Construction company Kier has moved in to start work from plans put together by architects Jefferson Sheard.
Work on the 500 sq ft area, referred to as The Void, will be completed in time for the first intake of students in September.
Apollo Studio Academy principal Sally Hudson, said: “It’s going to be fantastic to see our vision for the Apollo Studio Academy start to take shape.
“I can’t wait to watch over the next few months as we see our new learning environment take shape ahead of our opening in September.”
The academy will initially cater for pupils in Years 10 and 12, adding Years 11 and 13 in its second year of operation.
It will be sponsored by the Academy at Shotton Hall and the college, and aims to equip young people with skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in work.
Employer partners include Caterpillar, Laing O’Rouke and Northumbrian Water.
There are a limited number of spaces available on the academy’s courses. More information is available from www.apollostudioacademy.co.uk or call 518 8222.