Contracts awarded to run 2015 Suffolk Skills Show

Members of the organising team behind the 2015 Suffolk Skills Show. Back row, from left: Sonia Shelc

Members of the organising team behind the 2015 Suffolk Skills Show. Back row, from left: Sonia Shelcott, Ian Twinley and Ginny Idehen; front row, from left: Jasmine Joolia, Kim Brown and Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford. - Credit: Photo: � Keith Mindham Photogra

An exhibition offering young people an insight into the skills and qualifications required for a wide range of jobs is to be staged again in October.

Following a successful event last year, the 2015 Suffolk Skills Show will take place on October 21, with Trinity Park, Ipswich, again the venue.

It is being led by Suffolk County Council, supported by a steering group chaired by Ian Twinley of John Grose, with Dayle Bayliss of Dayle Bayliss Associates as vice chair.

Boleyn Events, which worked as part of the delivery team last year, has been selected through a competitive tender process as main contractor, with Millriver Publicity responsible for marketing and public relations.

The show is expected to attract around 4,000 visitors, making it the largest employer-led careers event in the area.


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Lisa Chambers, Suffolk County Council cabinet member for education and skills, said: “Many young people and those guiding them do not know about the full extent of opportunities open to them and the Suffolk Skills Show offers visitors experiential careers information direct from employers and key providers.

“We aim to inspire and support young people from all over Suffolk to help them progress through education to their chosen career.”

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Kim Brown of Boleyn Events added: “Having worked on the event last year, I saw first hand the importance of such an event for young people and am delighted to be able to work on this event again.”

Information on the event will be sent to schools and colleges, but parents or guardians with teenage children also welcome to attend individually. Entry is free of charge.

For further details, email hello@suffolkskillsshow.com .

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