THIS week, thousands of young people across the North East will receive their A-level results, a major milestone in their lives and a great opportunity for businesses to bolster their workforce with home-grown talent.Read
SCHOOLS and colleges across the region are fast approaching their final lessons before the very welcome six-week summer holiday. But for many pupils and students, their last school days have already passed. They are now waiting for their results to be announced in August.Read
THERE is a Chinese proverb which simply says "One generation plants the trees; another gets the shade". It takes time to plant trees, to nurture them to the point where they are of benefit to the people who follow after us.Read
PETERBOROUGH would not feature high on the list of places I’d most like to be stranded. Furthermore, it’s definitely not where I’d want to be standing on a platform when I should be heading to the House of Commons for an event with the country’s leading skills experts.Read
James Ramsbotham is chief executive of the North East Chamber of Commerce and was also recently appointed as chairman of the Learning and Skills Council North East. Mr Ramsbotham, who was vice-chairman of construction specialist Esh Group, writes regular columns in The Journal and is one of the most respected figures in the North East business community.
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