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Promoting Excellence at The Skills Show Experience Yorkshire

Published 21 July 2014

Leeds City Region Skills Network member West Yorkshire Learning Providers hosted one of the largest Skills Show Experience Events in Yorkshire recently at the Leeds United Pavilion. The event was part of a nationwide programme inspiring 200,000 people, unlocking their potential and shaping their future.

Response from providers/colleges was overwhelming with over 40 colleges in attendance & the majority offered an interactive ‘Have a Go’ activity, which ranged from engineering, construction, hair & beauty and the army bought an impressive Apache Helicopter simulator.

Over 900 young people had the opportunity to engage with the providers & colleges in their area. Feedback has been positive from visitors with 98% stating they enjoyed the event and their knowledge of vocational education was improved due to the event.

Don Brearley, Chief Executive of West Yorkshire Learning Providers comments: “This has been a great opportunity for visitors to discover the world of Further Education, vocational skills and apprenticeships; we are delighted with the response from visitors.”

You can watch the video from the event here:

http://www.wylp.org.uk/the-skills-consortium/about/the-skills-show-experience.html 


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