Education & Training


Skills for Life

Children's Essential Services

About Us

ETEC is a Development Trust and registered Charity operating from ETEC House in Hendon Sunderland and from rented industrial units on Sunderland's Lombard Street Estate.

These properties accommodate the large variety of projects and services we deliver and are used in engaging the wider community.

In addition to the staff we employ, we also call upon the skills of a wide range of volunteers to supplement our efforts.

Founded in 1991 when it separated from Sunderland's East Community Association,  ETEC (originally East Training Education and Community) has moved from providing training, learning and employment support to a much wider role as a Community Anchor organisation within the community, most recently becoming a Development Trust.

We continue to see trading and contract work as income generating activities, alongside the development of Assets, Partnerships and Social Enterprise opportunities.

ETEC works to a purpose agreed with local people which was updated in January 2010 which states:

"We work with individuals, groups and communities fulfilling their aspirations through support, learning and employment in a culture of excellence."

Julie Dyos - Director of Operations

Senior Management

Julie Dyos
Assistant Chief Executive

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ETEC Development Trust is a charity registered in England and Wales. Charity Number 1130616. Registered Office: ETEC House, 90 Coronation Street, Sunderland, SR1 2HE