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Careers fair offers young people new year, new start

2013-01-08 00:40:48

Young people across Sandwell are invited to a careers fair to find out about opportunities open to them this new year.

Connexions Sandwell is encouraging 15 to 19-year-olds and their parents to come to the 'New Year, New Start' event, now in its fourth year. Over 500 people attended last year's fair.

More than 30 organisations offering advice about college courses, jobs, apprenticeships, training and higher education will be at The Public, West Bromwich, on Saturday 19 January 2013, from 10am to 2pm.

Careers advisers will be on hand to give impartial information and advice so young people can sit down and discuss their options in detail.
'New Year, New Start' is aimed at 15 to 19-year-olds or up to 25 years old if they have a learning difficulty or disability.

It will also encourage those leaving school, sixth form or college in summer to identify areas of interest and start thinking about their choices.

Peter Holtham, Connexions Sandwell manager, said: "This is an essential event for any young person in Sandwell. There will be a wealth of information all under one amazing building - The Public.

"The informal drop-in event has been organised to enable young people to make an informed decision about what career or vocation path they would like to choose."

Councillor Bob Badham, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for children and families, said: "The right training, college course or apprenticeship can help young people get their ideal job.

"Connexions can give young people impartial advice and guidance to help them reach that goal.

"The 'New Year, New Start' event is a really good opportunity for young people and their parents to equip themselves with the information they need to make decisions for the future.

"Our figure in Sandwell for young people aged 16 to 18 in education, employment or training is extremely good at 84.6 per cent, which is one of the best in the West Midlands. This event will help us towards maintaining and improving this high percentage, making sure young people are being guided in the right direction."

Various organisations will also be there to give advice on a wide range of issues affecting young people.

Three lucky attendees will also walk away with one of three Apple iPads, sponsored by Sandwell College, so people are urged to head down early for their chance to win.

For more information, please contact Connexions Sandwell on 0800 352 0055 or follow them on Facebook.

The Public's address is The Public, New Street, West Bromwich, B70 7PG.

Source: sandwell.gov.uk

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