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Tees Valley Skills Event 2016 announced

A highly interactive skills exhibition is returning to the region with the opportunity for more employers to showcase at the event.

The Tees Valley Skills Event, which is now in its fifth year, will be held at Teesside University on Tuesday 20th September.

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 1,800 young people aged 14-19 attended to speak to more than 70 different employers or learning providers about their career options.

Councillor Christopher Akers-Belcher, Lead Member for Skills for Tees Valley Combined Authority, said: “It is vital that young people leave school or further education with an understanding of what skills and qualifications employers across the region require.

“The Tees Valley Skills Event will give young people the opportunity to speak directly to employers and training providers about what they are looking for when recruiting new staff.

“It is important for the Tees Valley economy that today’s generation is aware of the depth of career options the area can offer. The event will demonstrate the wide range of fulfilling careers that young people can pursue without having to leave the local area.”

Jo Thompson, of Tees Valley Learning Provider Network, said: “The Skills Event 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”.

For more information or to book a space contact Kelly Britton on 01642 524 450 or kelly.britton@teesvalley-ca.co.uk