On 26 January, Kevan spoke in a Westminster Hall debate on Further Education Colleges in the North East.

Kevan said, “I do not have a further education college in my constituency. My learners access Derwentside College in Consett and New College Durham. They also travel further afield to Newcastle and Sunderland and to other colleges in the region. As my hon. Friend outlined, some go to Darlington and Teesside. The colleges are an asset to our region. It is clear to anyone who speaks to or visits any of them that they are not inward-looking institutions—they are dynamic and forward-thinking. Derwentside College has a good liaison with local engineering companies, both large and small. It not only engages in recognising and understanding what further training is needed, but actively takes part in encouraging young people and adult learners to think of a career in engineering.”

You can read the rest of Kevan’s contribution, and the full debate, here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201516/cmhansrd/cm160126/halltext/160126h0001.htm#16012628000312