Year 11 school leavers and their families are invited to find out more about what options they have when they leave school in 2015.
On Monday 29 September 2014 from 3.30pm until 7.30pm, young people will be able to speak with colleges, sixth forms, further education providers, universities, work based training providers and employers from across the region. The event is timed nicely before most sixth form or college open evenings take place, so young people can see what is available in Calderdale and will get them thinking about what they might want to do when they leave school.
C&K Careers Advisors and teams from Calderdale Council will also be available at the event to provide support and information on money, benefits, transport, Special Educational Needs (SEN) and disability support.
As part of the national change to improve skills and extend learning, Raising Participation Age (RPA) means that young people now have to stay in education or training until at least their 18th birthday. The Get organised event 2014 will enable young people to take part in further education or go into employment with work based training.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People’s Services, Cllr Colin Raistrick, said:
“This is a great opportunity for young people and their families to find out what is available in Calderdale and the wider area. I hope the event will be of benefit to all year 11 school leavers in 2015, giving them inspiration about what they’d like to do and where they’d like to study.”
For more information about the Get organised event 2014, taking place at the Shay Stadium, Halifax on Monday 29 September 2014, visit our Get organised event 2014 web page or call 01422 392701.