Raising ambitions at Barnsley’s annual event for young people

The annual Ambition Barnsley event ran by I Know I Can (IKIC) returns on Wednesday 25 October. The day provides the chance for Barnsley’s young people, aged 13 to 19 to discover and explore what options are open to them after leaving school.

Organised by Barnsley Council, Ambition Barnsley is the biggest event in the local careers calendar. Part of the council’s commitment to raising aspirations, the day has become essential in helping the boroughs young people find out about life after Year 11.

The event will provide information on:

  • Apprenticeships
  • Vocational courses and foundation learning
  • A-Levels
  • Volunteering
  • Employment in Barnsley and surrounding areas
  • Starting your own business

Local professionals and some of the region’s major employers will be on hand to offer advice and answer any questions. Partners on the day include; Barnsley College, Dearne Valley College, Independent Training College, Barnsley FC, Higher Education Progression Partnership, Henry Boot, the Royal Navy and AMRC.

All local secondary schools have been invited to come along with doors opening at 9am. A session, especially for parents and carers, will be held from 4pm to 7pm.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “Ambition Barnsley is about inspiring young people and promoting the exciting and challenging opportunities Barnsley has to offer.

"Whether considering further study, training or apprenticeships, it's important young people are well informed about all their choices after leaving school.”

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