Youth leadership group attends national skills show
On Thursday 17 November the YES Youth Leadership Group went to the UK’s largest careers event The Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham.
The outing was an opportunity for the group to find out about careers and apprenticeships within a range of different industries.
During their time at the event they were able to explore a range of job-related skills in web design, carpentry, TV production, forensic science and telecommunications.
There was also the chance to chat to employers about job opportunities, careers, CV writing and interviews as well as talk to skills advisors to find out more about apprenticeships and traineeships.
Zuli Stannard, YES Youth Leadership Co-ordinator commented:
“Many of the young people that join the YES Project find it difficult to decide what job or career path to take. Attending The Skills Show was an ideal way for them to discover what carers are out there and to focus on the skills and experience they need to get a job in their chosen career.”
About YES Youth Leadership Group
The YES Youth Leadership Group is a team of young people that make sure the YES Project is appealing, relevant and engaging to 15 to 24 year olds.
They work together on a range of activities that helps them to develop essential employability skills such as leadership, communications, negotiation and decision-making.
All group members have the opportunity to receive one-to-one support, volunteering, work experience and go on excursions.
They meet regularly on Tuesdays 3-5pm and they’re always looking for new members to join.