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Posted: 11/10/11

Calling secondary school students and parents in Newark…

Secondary school students in Newark and their parents or carers can find out more about courses available at Vision West Notts, courtesy of a careers fairs taking place this month.

Representatives from the college will be on hand at The ‘What Next?’ Newark and Sherwood Careers Event 2011 on Tuesday 18 October in The Dome and Carriage Court, Kelham Hall, Kelham, Newark, NG23 5QX.

The event is aimed at year 11 students who are in the initial stages of planning their future careers and to parents and carers who will be supporting their decisions.

Now in its third year, this annual convention is a fantastic opportunity for students and parents to meet training providers and professionals in their chosen industries and take part in interactive activities, games, quizzes and taster sessions, and receive information about their ideal careers.

The event is split into two parts.  During the day over 1,000 year 11 students from all five secondary schools in the district will be attending.  In the evening, from 4.30pm to 7pm, doors will open to secondary school students in all years and their parents / carers; pre-booking for the evening event is not required. 

The event is supported by further and higher education institutions, training organisations, local employers, public services, The Newark Advertiser, Newark College and Newark and Sherwood District Council.

Exhibitors at the event will include:

•   Public services – all armed forces, IRC Morton Hall, Nottinghamshire County Council

•  Student support services – Connexions, CASY

•  Private training providers – ESG (Triangle), Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX), CITB Construction Skills, Charnwood Training, ISIS Training

•  Local businesses – UK Waste Solutions, Timico Ltd, The NE Group, Newark Advertiser, Derry Building Services Ltd, The Area Strategic Group.

•  Further education - Newark College, Vision West Notts (formerly known as West Nottinghamshire College), Bilborough College, New College Nottingham, South Nottingham College, Brackenhurst College (Nottingham Trent University)

•  Higher education - University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham School of Nursing, University of Lincoln

 Business support – Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce

For more information about the event contact Amy Myroshnychenko at Newark College on 01522 876277 or e-mail enquiries@whatnextnewark.org.uk