Three major work based careers fairs,
organised by the Learning and Skills Council for Cambridgeshire, have
taken place over the past two weeks across the region. Organised to
help young people decide how to train for a worthwhile career, the
first event in Peterborough attracted over 800 young people and their
parents who had the opportunity to meet with local and national
All young people throughout
Cambridgeshire were invited to attend one of four Choices 2001 events
to find out for themselves what opportunities are available through
One young person who benefited from the
event was Victoria Ward, she said: "Choices has really helped me.
I was able to talk to a training provider who explained my options and
gave me some really invaluable advice. I now know what I want to do
with my life. This kind of event really opens up your mind to the
kinds of things you can do with your future."
The Learning and Skills Council for
Cambridgeshire with backing from Cambridgeshire Careers Guidance held
events in Peterborough, March, St Neots and will be holding one more
Choices event on Sunday 29 April at The Moat House Hotel, Barhill from
10 am until 4 pm.
Career areas covered by the exhibition
include accounting, agriculture and horticulture, business
administration, childcare and education, construction, customer
service, engineering, estate agency, hairdressing, health care, hotel
and catering, information technology, leisure, printing, retail, road
haulage and distribution, tourism and travel.
The Councils Executive Director Stephen
Catchpole said: "Choices 2001 is an ideal opportunity for young
people to find out how they can make a flying start to their chosen
career by following a nationally recognised programme of training
while earning a wage or training allowance."
If you are interested in finding out
about work based training and Modern Apprenticeships phone the
Learning and Skills Council for Cambridgeshire on (01733) 344770.
For more information regarding the
events please contact Ian Knibbs at The Learning and Skills Council
for Cambridgeshire on (01733) 344770.