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Exhibitors encouraged to sign up for county’s largest careers event

Employers, colleges, training providers and voluntary organisations are being invited to book their place at this year’s Derbyshire Skills Festival.

The event, which is organised by Derbyshire County Council, is aimed at students aged 13 to 19, including those in year 11 who are considering their options after school.

Derbyshire Skills Festival is the largest careers event for young people in Derbyshire and this year it is being held at the Proact Stadium on Wednesday 26 September 2018 – the event will run from 3.30pm to 8pm.There will also be sessions for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and young people who are not in education, employment or training will also be invited.

Councillor Alex Dale, Cabinet Member for Young People at Derbyshire County Council, said:-

“We’re getting ready for what’s promising to be another fantastic Derbyshire Skills Festival this year and now is the time for providers to book their space.

“Each year the festival attracts more than 11,000 visitors making it a great place for employers, education and training providers and voluntary organisations to showcase what they can offer to young people thinking about their future career.”

The festival is an opportunity for young people leaving school or college or looking for a job with training to talk to the experts and get all the information and guidance they need under one roof.

Visitors to the event will also be able to take part in have-a-go sessions to test their skills and give them an idea what different careers might be like. As well as workshops to help them with job applications and employment skills.

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