01 Oct 2014

Major event helps nurture the next generation of Teesside students!

Major event helps nurture the next generation of Teesside students!

OVER a thousand teenagers on Teesside will have the chance to find out more about their dream job at Middlesbrough’s largest annual careers guidance event this month.

The Big Skills Event, organised by Middlesbrough Council’s 0-19 Service and M Media & Design Ltd, will also be open for a special evening slot to give parents the opportunity to join their children in finding their employment or education path.

Over 1,300 school children and parents are expected to attend the careers fare at Middlesbrough Town Hall on 8th October, as a variety of exhibitors and industry experts look to unearth Teesside’s best young talent.

Among the careers on show will be graphic design, hair and beauty, engineering, sports development, catering and construction, with a number of interactive demonstrations to be held during the day.

John Keelty, Middlesbrough Council 0-19 Service Manager said:

We have run this event for a number of years and the feedback from attendees has always been great. The advice and guidance on the learning pathways available to young people when they leave education is priceless for the students with such big decisions on the horizon.

This is the largest impartial careers education event in Middlesbrough and we have tried to make every young person aware of the event through work in schools, on social media and individual letters as we want them to make the correct career choice at 16.

Once again the Town Hall plays host to the event so that young people in Middlesbrough have the opportunity to visit this historic building that remains the heartbeat of the town.”

Mark Skirving, Director, M Media & Design, said:

Once again we have enjoyed working with Middlesbrough Council on The Big Skills Event. We are particularly pleased with the wide-range of exhibitors we have at this year’s event. We also have 12 interactive demonstrations running throughout the day- offering hands on advice on different careers.  .”

The event, which is free to attend with no appointments to see exhibitors needed, runs from 11.00am to 3.00pm and 4.45pm until 7pm.

Between 11am to 3.00pm, year 10 and 11 pupils from all local schools in Middlesbrough are invited to attend.

The event is keen to welcome parents, carers and young people, including year 10 and 11 school pupils along to the evening session which is held between 4.45pm to 7pm.

If you have any queries or would like more information on the event, please call 01429 874 5TG.