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North Yorkshire Careers Event Helps Youngsters Get Ready For Work


8:12am 16th October 2013

Young people in North Yorkshire are being given help today to get their first step on the career ladder.

Skills Yorkshire and the Humber is giving teenagers the chance to find out about careers and try things like dry stone walling, make-up for theatre, CPR and news reading.

More than 4,000 school leavers and college students from all over North Yorkshire are expected to attend the two day event.

The careers and skills event will help this year’s school leavers and college students find out about careers in an interactive way. Aimed at students, young adults, families and teachers, Skills Yorkshire and the Humber will be at Elland Road in Leeds United’s Centenary Pavilion.

Featuring employers, colleges, universities and training providers from across the region it offers hands on information about careers, training and courses, giving you, the future workforce, a chance to try new skills.

Taking place today and tomorrow (Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 October) fifty organisations will be at the event, to meet over 4,000 students from over 60 schools and colleges. Parents and families can also come along and there is a free open evening on Wednesday from 5pm – 7pm.

For many work seems a long way off so the activities planned will bring the world of work to life, say Skills Yorkshire and the Humber . These include beauty careers in hair styling, make-up and nail art, learning about hospitality careers with cupcake decorating, bar skills and kitchen techniques, artistic routes with printing, drawing and theatrical make up, electrical and technical opportunities fault finding in electrical circuits and constructing wind turbines to light a house, first aid, health and care roles practising CPR with ‘Little Annie’, media careers news reading or weather presenting, sporting excellence with fencing, a horseracing simulator and a boxing ring and much more. Skills Yorkshire and the Humber say these activities are fun to try and are an insight into work, getting you motivated about your future.

Organisations involved include AMRC (Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre) Training Centre; Army; Askham Bryan College; Bradford College; Careersinracing; CITB, Craven College, CTS Training, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), EY, Food and Drink Engineering, Harrogate College, Hartshorne Crossroads Group (HCG), HIT Training Ltd, Kaplan Apprenticeships, learndirect, Learning Curve Skills Centre Military Preparation Course, Leeds City College, Leeds College of Art, Leeds College of Building, McDonald's Restaurants Ltd, National Apprenticeship Service, Philips Hair Academy, PwC, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Shipley College, The Leeds United Foundation, The University of Law, Wakefield College, West Yorkshire Learning Providers Ltd - Skills Consortium.

Free to visit Skills Yorkshire and the Humber is open to anyone who wants to find out more about careers for young people. Why? because it’s one thing talking about careers but it’s another thing trying them out, say Skills Yorkshire and the Humber. They add that by visiting you will bring the world of work to life and meet people face to face and so you can ask the questions the internet can’t answer.

If you want to visit or find out more about the event find it on Facebook and Twitter @SkillsEvents, go online www.skillsyh.co.uk or just turn up.

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