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More than 120 young people, parents and carers attended the Future Skills Centre (FSC) for an education and careers event last month. Aimed at young people aged 13 – 19, attendees from Bordon and surrounding areas were able to network with local businesses, apprenticeship and education providers, and careers services to learn about the world of further education and work.
Speeches were given by Steve Gilder, Manager of Future Skills Centre and Paul Hemmings, Principal at Mill Chase Academy School, to explain the importance of education and the opportunities available to young people in Bordon and the surrounding areas. After speaking at the event, Steve Gilder, FSC Manager, said:
"It was a thoroughly enjoyable and informative evening for all in attendance. There was so much positivity surrounding the local regeneration project and the training and employment opportunities it presents now and in the future”
There were also informative and inspirational keynote addresses by Ashleigh Porter-Exley, winner of BBC’s Young Apprentice and a Queen Young Leader, Alan Bullock of Alan Bullock Careers and Emma Selby, Founder of Your Business Hub. The addresses touched on the speakers experiences of education and their career paths, the skills and adaptability young people need to succeed in the world of work today and how the skies the limit if you put your mind to it. Alongside the Future Skills Centre, the evening was supported by the National Careers Service, Mill Chase Academy and Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company. There are plans to hold other events like this one in the future.
To find out more about the Future Skills Centre and discover the wide range of construction courses available in Bordon please go to the FSC website or follow us on Twitter. If you want to join our students at the FSC, it's not too late to apply for September 2018.