Last week saw over 1200 young people attend this year’s Apprenticeship Show 2017 organised by Worcestershire Apprenticeships, and hosted at the Worcester Racecourse.
Young people from across Worcestershire, and further afield!, came along to the event and met with training providers, colleges, a wide range of employers, and the Armed Forces to see what types of Apprenticeships they could do when they left school, sixth form, or college.
The event wasn’t just aimed at young people though, but also at parents who wanted to know a little more about what type of apprenticeships are on offer for their children. I took part on the Info Zone stand with Kim, Judy, and Derek to give advice to our young visitors and their parents.
Not even the poor weather conditions could deter our steadfast visitors and exhibitors! We were busy from 4:00pm all the way through to 7:30pm answering any questions people had. Questions ranged from the types of employers and training providers that were in attendance, to just wanting to know a little more about what an apprenticeship actually is. One thing that stood out for me on the night was that everyone in attendance was consciously making the effort to explore more than one pathway option into further education – and that is what this event was all about! Exploring your options to make the most informed decision when the time comes to choosing your route into further education.
If you were unable to attend the event for whatever reason, whether you are a student, parent, training provider, college or employer, don’t worry! The next event to put in your diary is the Worcestershire Skills Show on March 7th 2018 (9:00am-7:00pm). This is undoubtedly Worcestershire’s largest careers and skills event, and the perfect occasion for students to consider careers within industry, and employers to encourage our talented young people to join successful businesses based in Worcestershire. We expect to see up to 2000 attendees for this event which runs all day – and into the evening, so that parents can come along too!
In the meantime, if you would like to find out more about the apprenticeships currently available near you, visit the Worcestershire Apprenticeships Current Vacancies page here: http://worcsapprenticeships.org.uk/wtpa_vacancy/
For further information on what apprenticeships are all about, search GetInGoFar and click on the link.
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