CHESTERFIELD: Firms can take part in event

NDET 11-1-13 MC 6'Stock Pic - Proact Stadium
NDET 11-1-13 MC 6'Stock Pic - Proact Stadium

Employers and education and training providers are being invited to take part in the county’s largest careers event for young people.

Derbyshire County Council’s Up to 18 event is an annual showcase of careers, employment and training options for young people aged 15 to 19.

Up to 18 – formerly known as Derbyshire Skills Festival – will take place at the Proact Stadium in Chesterfield between 3.30pm and 8pm on September 25.

Education and training providers, as well as voluntary organisations and employers, can host a stand at the event to promote their provision to young people.

Cllr Damien Greenhalgh, the county council’s deputy cabinet member for children and young people, said: “This is a perfect platform for organisations to give young people an idea of what education, training and employment opportunities they offer.

“As young people now need to stay in learning or employment with training for longer, it’s essential Derbyshire students can find out about all the options available to them,” he added.

Last year, more than 10,000 people attended the informative event.

Organisations interested in having a stand at the event can contact John Walker for more details on 01629