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April, 2014

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Title:Doncaster Skills Show Experience
ID & Publication:20140411025 ~ 
Subject:Business News 
 DMBC (4kb)

Racecourse Conference Centre on Wednesday 19th March 2014.

Nearly a thousand people came through the doors to try their hand at Have a Go sessions. Visitors were able to have a go at a number of new skills and activities, from engineering to floristry, decorating to make up and pen on a stick portraits, football shooting challenge, virtual welding, pit stop wheel change, and the kayak challenge, proved amongst the most popular.

Over six hundred school children were bussed in from around Doncaster to find out what their next step could be from local colleges, universities, training providers and the National Careers Service who were on hand to help them. In the evening the show was open to the general public.

Doncaster Skills Show Experience, in collaboration with Doncaster College and University Centre, Doncaster Council and supported by the European Social Fund and the National Careers service, was aimed at 14 to 24 year olds unsure of what direction to take or who simply wanted to change direction. The idea of the event was to promote vocational careers through fun and exciting interactive activities and experiences.

Sarah Heslop, Marketing Co-ordinator at Doncaster College, and organiser of the event said,
‘We were delighted that so many people attended the Doncaster Skills Show Experience and engaged with the various Have a Go activities, raising the awareness of vocational careers available and interacting with the many providers of further and higher education and in and around Doncaster.’

Ross Maloney, Chief Executive of the Skills Show, said, ‘The Skills Show Experience provides unique local opportunities to inspire young people through hands on, practical Have a Go activities, the opportunity to engage with employers, colleges and learning providers, and access impartial careers advice to help them find out about the range of jobs and careers open to them.’

‘Have a Go activities are the perfect way for young people and adults to try new skills and to find out what they are good at, and provide a means to inspire them to think differently about vocational education while gaining from the local knowledge and expertise of employers in their local area.’

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