Jump Start your future event success

Published 23rd July 2015

Large numbers of people attended Sandwell Connexions ‘Jump Start Your Future’ event at Oldbury Council House to seek information about apprenticeships, training opportunities and college courses.

The ‘Jump Start Your Future’ event was aimed at NEET (Not in Education, Employment and Training) young people aged 16 -18  and their parents including those in year 11 at school who did not have firm plans for September.

The event provided an opportunity for young people to speak to the local college and Apprenticeship and Training providers and to meet with Connexions Careers Advisers to discuss the options available to them.

There was a  large exhibition hall full with information stands run by Sandwell College, Nova Training, Juniper Training, Rathbone, BCTG, Nacro, Sandwell Council Work Experience, Welfare Rights and Think Sandwell - all set up to inspire young people to explore Learning.

This was Sandwell Connexions first event since moving into their new home at the One Stop Shop in Oldbury Council House and it proved to be one of their best yet.

Some of the comments from attendees and exhibitors remarked the day was “excellent”, “well organised”, “really useful” and “a brilliant event”.

Hayley Stevens, progression coach at Rathbone, said “This is one of the best events I have attended. Everything about it was spot on. I just wish I had brought somebody with me for support - I was that busy!”

Also present at the event was Councillor Simon Hackett, “This was a fantastic event and it was good to meet young people who are keen to seek out information about training and jobs," he said.

"I think young people went away with a lot of information and links to the various organisations that attended the event which I hope will give them the best start to young adult life," he added.