Tees Valley Skills 2017 launched

Tees Valley Combined Authority | Published on: 15th June 2017

The 6th Tees Valley Skills Event is set to be held at Teesside University in September and it promises to be bigger than ever with a greater number of employers due to present a wealth of opportunities for young people seeking employment in the region. 

The Tees Valley Skills Event will take place at the Olympia Building at Teesside University on Thursday 21st September. As usual the event will exhibit hands on interactive activities from a range of employers, universities, colleges, learning providers and will be open to all 14-18 year olds across the area. 

Hosted by Tees Valley Combined Authority, in partnership with North Yorkshire Business and Education Partnership (NYBEP), Teesside University and Tees Valley Learning Provider Network, it is one of the largest events of its kind in the area. 

Employers and learning providers are invited to exhibit at the event to meet their potential future workforce and demonstrate the skills and qualifications needed to build a career in a number of different sectors. 

Last year, more than 2,000 young people attended to speak to more than 70 different employers or learning providers about their career options. 

Ben Houchen, Tees Valley Mayor, said: “This event has always proved to be hugely popular for both employers and young people seeking to start and develop their careers within the region. The skills event helps to support the development of the area’s future workforce by highlighting the different routes to employment, education, training, apprenticeships and job vacancies at all levels. 

“It’s also a great opportunity to showcase key local industries, businesses and further education establishments to students and demonstrate to them that the Tees Valley is a place where they can build a career and prosper.” 

Gary Crawley, Student Recruitment and Outreach Manager, Teesside University, said: “The Skills Event presents an extremely useful chance for young people in the region to speak directly to employers, and for employers to discuss available opportunities in their industry. Not only a careers fair, the event will also be an opportunity to showcase real jobs.” 

Jo Thompson, of Tees Valley Learning Provider Network, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people in the area to develop an understanding of the many career paths they have here in the Tees Valley. 

“It is also a great chance for employers to interact with Tees Valley’s future workforce and help ensure the younger generation wants to stay in the region”.


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