Tuesday, 10 November 2009

One stop shop for careers advice

Young people in the Caerphilly county borough can get a wide range of careers advice at a special event taking place in Ystrad Mynach this week.

A Careers Directions Fair for Year 9 and 11 pupils will be held on Saturday 14th November between 10am and 2.30pm at the Penallta House council offices, Ystrad Mynach.

The event is intended to give young people the opportunity to explore the learning options available to them now and in the future, which could lead to longer-term career prospects.

Parents and carers of young people in these age groups are also invited to come along to enable everyone to have the opportunity to talk to employers, training providers and business representatives from a wide range of professions and occupations. Staff from local colleges, Careers Wales and the 14-19 Pathways team will be available to offer advice and guidance. During the day there will also be a number of short talks on career opportunities by representatives from universities and local organisations.

The Careers Fair is organised by Caerphilly County Borough Council's 14-19 Learning Pathways in partnership with Careers Wales. The event will feature over 50 exhibitors including the Aneurin Bevan Health Board, Haford Care, Cardiff School of Nursing, Educ8, Howells Solicitors, Thomas Carroll, Co-operative Food, the Engineering & Technology Board, Gwent Police, Child & Child Chartered Accountants, Caerphilly Garden Centre, BAM Construction, Stagecoach, University of Newport and Aberystwyth, UWIC Food Industry Centre, the Welsh Assembly Government, GAVO and many, many more.

Penallta House is a 10 minute walk from Ystrad Mynach railway station and from the local bus routes. On the day there will also be FREE coaches running from each part of the county borough. For further details please telephone 01443 866662.


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