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Doncaster Chamber
26
Jan

Doncaster Chamber to welcome over 800 local students at career fair

As part of the Doncaster Chamber’s commitment to further support and enhance the future work prospects of local students, the team have organised a ‘Your Future Careers Fair’ on Thursday 2 February at The Doncaster Dome.

The event will see over 800 local students aged 11-18 meet with exhibitors across a variety of industries, and forms part of a Careers and Enterprise Company funded project to deliver a series of 115 events through Chambers of Commerce, attracting almost 30,000 young people across England.

Tina Slater, Business and Education Manager at Doncaster Chamber comments: “The purpose of the event is to inspire, enthuse and motivate young people to think about prospective careers, the employment options available to them and to make the most of their remaining time in education.

We look forward to welcoming students and exhibitors to the event on the 2nd February and would like to thank both the venue host The Dome and transport provider Wilfreda Beehive for their support. ”

The Careers Fair compliments the extensive work the Chamber is already leading on through its ‘Doncaster Skills Academy’, which is a bespoke package of support available to Doncaster schools via the Chamber and its partners. To date the Doncaster Skills Academy has supported 17 secondary schools and c8,500 students to help raise their awareness and aspirations for their future careers. 

The modules within the Skills Academy have been co-designed and developed by the Chamber, its partners and other businesses and cover three key areas of activity - Aspirations and Awareness, Employability and Work Readiness, Financial Awareness, and Enterprise and Commerciality.

Interventions include: taking local businesses into schools to talk about the world of work, providing information to students on what employers look for when hiring, and sharing local labour market information with students, in an engaging way, to inform them of the types of jobs available locally.

For further information about the event, please click here.