Chairman praises the impact of the Worcestershire Skills Show

Chairman, Councillor Peter Tomlinson, and Megan Warburton from One Worcestershire. Published Thursday, 5th March 2020

The Worcestershire skills show is helping to ensure the county is one of the most vibrant economic regions in the Country.

That’s the view of Worcestershire County Council chairman, Peter Tomlinson, who today joined thousands of children and teachers at the careers event,

The Worcestershire Skills Show is the largest careers event in the region, with 119 exhibitors and 46 different schools and colleges attending.

Councillor Peter Tomlinson, Chairman of Worcestershire County Council, said: “It’s been an amazing experience seeing so many of the county’s young people discovering what their futures could hold at today’s event. There are so many opportunities for young people in this region and the show is a fantastic way to highlight what is on offer.

The future for the next generation in Worcestershire is truly bright, and it has been great learning about the success stories of the county’s businesses.”

Peter hosted a lunch for members of the Worcestershire 1000 at Chateau Impney, to showcase the Skills Show and how it profiles the fantastic opportunities available across the county.

The networking lunch included a tour of the event and an opportunity to meet and talk to those businesses who are already involved.

The Worcestershire Skills Show 2020 gives young people between Year 7 and Year 13 the opportunity to interact with some of the county's largest employers.

The event provides the perfect opportunity to find out from employers themselves about the skills and qualifications that they are really looking for from applicants.

There were a variety of practical, and have a go activities available to demonstrate the different roles available across a large variety of industries.

Apprenticeships, Higher Education pathways, University Options, STEM Careers and Employability Skills were just some of the options showcased to the county’s young people and their parents.

More than 3000 young people from across the county attended the event last year and it is hoped this year’s cohort will be even bigger.