Ambitions Plus careers event inspires young people
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Around 2,000 students attended the Ambitions Plus careers event yesterday (Tuesday 16 February), which took place at South Gloucestershire & Stroud College’s WISE campus in Stoke Gifford.
The interactive event was aimed at South Gloucestershire students aged 16 and over to help them make decisions about their future education or career choices. It was attended by sixth form and Level 3 college students from all schools in South Gloucestershire, along with over 60 employers and training providers. A range of careers advisers were also on hand to provide students with careers information, advice and guidance suited to their individual needs.
As well as trying out practical skills such as interview techniques, the event featured a variety of informative seminars and also provides opportunities for students to talk to experts about going to university, taking a gap year, apprenticeships, school leaver programmes, volunteering, the jobs market and how to start your own business.
Chair of South Gloucestershire Council Cllr Erica Williams said: “Ambitions is a stimulating and highly informative event for students at secondary schools, academies and colleges across South Gloucestershire. It aims to help prepare young people for their future decisions by identifying pathways in further education, looking at the options for apprenticeships or training, and offering expert advice on career progression.”
John Walker, Head of Schools Engagement at SGS College, said: “It is an exciting environment for learners, where they are able to explore so many different avenues under one roof. Employers’ advice and inspiration on making relevant choices at this stage is vital.”
Ambitions Plus is organised by South Gloucestershire Council, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and the University of Gloucestershire.
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