This coming Monday marks International Youth Day for 2019 and this year’s theme is transforming education.
To mark the occasion on the 12th August, Redditch Library are hosting a special event highlighting the post-16 options available to children and young people in Worcestershire.
Young People from across the county are invited to attend a special event between 10am-1pm at the library where they can explore different opportunities available to them when it comes to planning for their futures.
The annual occasion, which was founded by the United Nations, is this year highlighting the efforts from countries around the world to make education more inclusive and relevant for all children.
Councillor Marcus Hart, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said: “The theme of this year’s International Youth Day and this upcoming event is a great opportunity for the young people of Worcestershire to explore what is available to them when it comes to making decisions about your future and your career. Taking that first step in making decisions about your career can be daunting, but these events are an ideal way to start the process.”
Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “It’s great that we’re following on from the success of the Young People Job and Careers Fair held at the library in April with a similar event to help celebrate International Youth Day. The fact that we have managed to host a real variety of stalls this time around can only be beneficial for our attendees.”
A range of providers including Worcestershire Apprenticeships, Building Better Opportunities, Square Metre will be showcasing apprenticeships and careers advice.
Representatives from The Army will also be on hand to offer specialist advice when it comes to a career in the forces.
The County Council’s Libraries and Learning team will also be taking the opportunity to highlight all the volunteering opportunities available at Libraries across Worcestershire.
This event follows on from a similar event held in Redditch Library earlier this year, which was well-attended.