TECA enters Flagship Partnership with Dyce Academy

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Posted:
18 March 2019
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Dyce Academy Press Release 190411 111119

The Event Complex Aberdeen (TECA) enters into a flagship business partnership with Dyce Academy.

TECA is Scotland's brand new, state-of-the-art events venue. Opening this summer, the £333 million development, being delivered by Aberdeen City Council in partnership with Henry Boot Developments, will replace the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) with 48,000 square metres of multi-purpose event space, and boasts world-class conference and exhibition halls, a superior arena, spacious hospitality boxes and a contemporary restaurant.

Lesley Adam, Head Teacher at Dyce Academy said “We hope to be able to work with TECA to widen business opportunities available to our staff and pupils through curriculum links and career opportunities. Pupils engaging with an organisation as large as TECA and on our doorstep may allow us to give them bespoke work experience in a diverse range of areas within the organisation. We would also like to develop leadership capacity in our young people through working with TECA. We have identified a range of activities from mock interviews to site visits that we could work on together to benefit both organisations.”

The agreements outlines the initiatives proposed between the partners including work placement, modern apprenticeships and school leaver positions. TECA will also hold mock interviews, and work inspiration activities such as a career fair and site visits.

Louise Mackie, HR Manager at TECA commented “It is a great opportunity to be involved with Dyce Academy, and invest in the next generation. With opening TECA this summer, we will have a range of exciting new opportunities, and we hope to increase the development of enterprise in education with the support of professional and technical personnel resources. The importance and value of this relationship is vital in assisting pupils achievement, develop their interpersonal skills and gain real life working experiences.”

The sustainable relationship is part of DYWNE (Developing the Young Workforce of North East Scotland) who will provide support and assistance as and when required. DYWNE help build meaningful partnerships between employers and education to benefit young people.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there parking available at TECA?

Yes, there is parking available onsite at TECA.

Parking charges will apply.

How can I purchase tickets for a concert at TECA?

Tickets are available from our ticketing agent Ticketmaster on www.ticketmaster.co.uk or by calling 08444 77 9000.

TECA do not sell tickets directly.

What time is the Box Office open?

Our box office at TECA will be open on concert days only. This will be open from 17:30 on the date of the show only and closes once the main act comes on stage.

If you have any ticketing or box office queries contact [email protected]

Will I be able to purchase food at TECA?

There is a wide range of food and beverage options available to purchase for concerts and events, including catering outlets offering a variety of hot food options.

Please note - it is against venue policy to allow patrons to bring in their own food and drink to the venue.

Are there cash machines available at TECA?

There will be no cash machines on site, however contactless payments are welcome.

Do you have a cloakroom during concerts?

We do not have cloakroom or storage facilities at TECA for concerts and shows.

Can I bring my camera to a concert?

Compact cameras and camera phones are permitted at concerts unless otherwise stated. Any camera which has a removable lens is not permitted within the venue. This is a stipulation of the acts and their promoters, due to copyright issues.

Photographers must contact TECA (who will pass the request on to the relevant promoter) to request a press pass which, if granted, will allow access with a professional camera.

How do I get to TECA from outside Aberdeen?

Getting into Aberdeen has never been easier with the completion of the new Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route.

TECA is located close to Aberdeen airport, six miles northwest of the city centre you can reach the venue using a range of transport options.

For more details see our Visiting page.

Where can I stay while visiting TECA/Aberdeen?

Here at TECA we have 3 onsite hotels with a total of 350 rooms available to the public.

4 Star Hilton, A loft and another hotel to be confirmed. There are also over 11 hotels within a 5 minute drive from TECA available for use.

Bookings for these hotels are not open yet - don't worry, we will let you know when you can book!

How do I purchase accessible seating for a show at TECA?

All the tickets for our Special Access Platform are sold via our ticket agent Ticketmaster.

In order to purchase tickets for this, please call 0800 988 4440 then be put through to an operator who can assist.

Further information on accessibility at the Venue can be found on our Accessibility page.

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