Council hosts school careers event

Date: 16/09/14

Young people from schools across the district will attend a conference this month to inform them about key career opportunities.

Wakefield Council and local businesses have organised the event to help students with their future career and education options. The event is part of a project called Inspiring Skills which is delivering events and a collaborative portal to bring education and business together.

The free event held in Wakefield One on Thursday September 25 from 12.30pm until 4.15pm will comprise of various talks, including a session with Council Leader Cllr Peter Box CBE. He will be discussing the positive aspects of living in the district, challenge the area faces and an insight into the Council's decision making process, with the aim to inspire young people to make the right decisions for their future.

The students attending have been chosen as ambassadors for their year groups and will pass on the key information they get from the event to their fellow students.

Cllr Peter Box, Leader of Wakefield Council said: "The aim of these workshops is to help give young people an insight into the economy of our district and the fantastic range of study and employment options it provides at a time when they need to make some important decisions about their future.

"We are always working to support young people in the district and this conference is part of our commitment to help them understand the wider context, as well as what their options are."

Joanne Roney, Wakefield Council's Chief Executive said: "These talks will offer useful information to help young people in the district carefully consider and make important choices.

"There are various career paths students may choose including apprenticeships and this event will highlight many opportunities for youngsters."

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