College Tutor Who Devotes Spare Time Inspiring Next Generation of Marines Is Set To Qualify As A Teacher,.Print Page
Steven Corner, from Ferryhill, will achieve his PGCE teaching certificate at Teesside University’s graduation ceremony in Darlington next week.
‘Steven graduated in Mechanical & Electrical Engineering from Newcastle University in 1993, and 23 years later, teaches at Darlington College in engineering.
Steven is a qualified commando and physical training instructor with the Royal Marines Reserves Unit, inspiring 18-24 year olds to get the green beret for the Commando training centre at Lympstone.
He said: “I am really excited about the event as it’s the culmination of a lot of hard work. It brings together my role at the college and my role as a training instructor, and they complement each other.
“Working with young people in different capacities gives you the opportunity to be a role model and hopefully encourage them on to further learning and training,” he said.
Steven, who is a qualified electrician with the family Ferryhill firm Corner Electrical, is also a published author, having written two adult fiction books and one children’s book. The profits from the sales of his books have been given to the Royal British Legion and the children’s charity NSPCC.
Steven will be one of dozens of students achieving their dream in front of family and friends at the Ceremony in Darlington College on January 30th.