A record breaking 3,600 people attended the Worcestershire Skills Show at the Regent Centre, Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa.
The event, which was hosted by the Careers and Enterprise Company, the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership and Worcestershire County Council, saw a total of 43 schools and colleges in attendance, alongside 80 local businesses.
The Worcestershire Skills Show gave young people the opportunity to learn more about their ideal career, through engaging and exciting activity-based stands that helped to bring the world of work to life. A number of tech talks also took place throughout the day, with local experts providing their insight and wisdom on several topics ranging from the National Careers Service to Entrepreneurship.
During the show, the Careers and Enterprise Company launched a new website and careers-focused booklet that will help to provide young generations and their parents with all the information they need for their future working life in Worcestershire.
The new Skills4Worcestershire website, www.skills4worcestershire.co.uk contains support and guidance on all academic and employment routes, as well as upcoming events. The labour market information documents have also been produced to help highlight the careers opportunities that are available across the county as a whole, along with a more focused insight into the local districts.
Gary Woodman, Chief Executive of Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “I would like to thank all businesses that were able to attend the show and helped to inspire the younger generations of the many opportunities available in Worcestershire.
“The Worcestershire Skills Show was able to focus on careers within industries that are set to grow significantly in future years, which is especially important for careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM). We will continue to ensure that more of our younger generations have the relevant STEM-based skills needed to thrive in future employment.”
Cllr Ken Pollock, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for Economy and Infrastructure, added: “This year’s Skills Show was the best yet and the figures demonstrate its popularity with young people to get inspired about an industry or career path and the employment opportunities within Worcestershire. So far every year the event has been going from strength to strength and we are already looking to next year to have more businesses taking part and more opportunities for young people.”
To view the new Skills4Worcestershire website launched at the event, visit www.skills4worcestershire.co.uk
For more information on the Worcestershire Skills Show, and to view the photos and social media activity from the event, follow the @CEC_Worcs account on Twitter.
Pictured: The Worcestershire Skills Show took place at the Chateau Impney in Droitwich Spa.