Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Awards That Celebrate 'An Extraordinary Diversity of Talent and Achievement' Introduction 'Former SAS Man Ken Hames - Pictured - Called the Nominees "The Life Blood of Our Country" and Praised Their "Vision and Energy to Unlock Potential".'
COURAGE in the face of adversity, determination against the odds and sheer hard work were among the qualities celebrated at this year's prestigious Tees Valley FE+ Awards.
Some students had overcome serious health problems and injury to excel in their courses.
Others had managed to turn their lives around despite hardship and difficult beginnings.
Many had taken on shattering workloads in a bid to fulfil their ambitions in the workplace.
All should take pride in their achievements and their nominations for FE+ Awards.
FE+ was formed in 2000 to promote the development and delivery of high quality education and training in the Tees Valley.
It is made up of six further education colleges throughout the Tees Valley - Middlesbrough College, Stockton Riverside College, Darlington College, Redcar and Cleveland College, Hartlepool College of Further Education and Cleveland College of Art and Design.
Each college - where applicable - submitted one entry for each of the 13 award categories and each category was sponsored by an individual company or organisation.
The companies picked a winner in each individual category, as well as the overall Tees Valley student of the year. …