Surrey's first 'Festival of Skills' event aimed at inspiring young minds
Up to 1,500 young people from across Surrey are expected to attend a free one-day careers event organised by the county council, where they can meet businesses and training providers.
The inaugural 'Festival of Skills' on November 23 at Sandown Park Racecourse will feature more than 60 exhibitors, including Samsung, British Airways, Pfizer, Haleon, and BAE Systems. The NHS, armed forces and Surrey Fire & Rescue are also attending.
"The first-ever Festival of Skills is set to be a day to remember – providing young people with the chance to rub shoulders with major employers and be inspired about their futures," said Cllr Matt Furniss, Surrey county council’s cabinet member for highways, transport & economic growth.
"Such interactions can change people’s paths for the rest of their lives, which is why we are delighted to have so many businesses, public bodies and training providers exhibiting at the event.
"Providing opportunities for employers to connect with the county’s future workforce is integral to our wider Skills agenda and achieving our mission to ensure No One is Left Behind," he added.
The day is open to those in education aged 14 to 18 and sectors resented include the creative arts, construction, cyber security, health and social care, technology, engineering, public sector, and hospitality.
The event will also host the official launch of the new Surrey Careers Hub.
Schools and colleges can sign up to the Festival of Skills for remaining slots HERE, while employers interested in attending are asked to register their interest via the 'Festival of Skills' website.