A FREE event to help people find employment will take place in Coventry’s Bull Yard and the Job Shop between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday, September 8.
Coventry Moves Into Work is suitable for those who need to gain skills, find support or just want to meet with employers to discuss available vacancies.
Coventry Adult Education and a variety of independent training providers will be on hand to discuss a range of skills courses at all levels.
Among them will be many fully-funded free courses including those directly linked to employment opportunities.
There will also be lots of employers with live vacancies including apprenticeships and Kickstart positions and employment support organisations will offer specialist support and money advice.
And there is the opportunity to meet members of the MyCoventry partnership and hear about the opportunities and support they continue to offer to the migrant community. One early beneficiary of the scheme will be providing vegan street food on the day.
Coun Jim O’Boyle, cabinet member jobs, regeneration and climate change, said there were plenty of great employment opportunities in Coventry at the moment and organisations looking for skilled staff.
“We’re working with our partners, many of whom will be at this event, to support people so they can reach their potential and make the most of the opportunities.”
Coun Dr Kindy Sandhu, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “Lots of young people may be entering the jobs and skills market for the first time after finishing school.
“This event is a great chance to see the range of choices out there and how to make the most of them.”
She urged anyone entering the world of work or further education to get along to the event and speak to the professionals who would be there.
Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “We know this is a difficult time for young people who received their A-level or GCSE results earlier this month, with many unsure what to do next.
“But there are lots of options out there, including apprenticeships offering qualifications up to degree level, and more than 6,000 Kickstart vacancies.
“On top of that, there are thousands of employment and training opportunities available right now across the West Midlands for adults of all ages, with jobs available in growth sectors including health and care, construction, and digital.”
Staff from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) will be attending the event to highlight the range of opportunities there, including funded training to equip job seekers with the skills needed by local employers.
There are no age restrictions but exhibitors (training providers, employment support providers and employers) will mostly have opportunities ranging from those aged 14 and above up to 18 and over.
Visit coventry2021.co.uk/what-s-on/coventry-moves-into-work/ to book free tickets.