Raising ambitions to 'Achieve It' at Barnsley’s annual event for young people

The annual I Know I Can Ambition Barnsley event will take place on Wednesday 21 November at Barnsley Metrodome. It's the perfect place for young people, aged 13-19, to explore and discover what options are open to them after leaving school.

Ambition Barnsley, organised by Barnsley Council, is the biggest event in the local careers calendar, giving young people and their parents and carers the opportunity to explore the different pathways they can take. The event is part of the council’s commitment to raising aspirations and has become essential in helping Barnsley’s young people find out more about their future options after Year 11.

Local education and training providers will be alongside some of the region’s major employers to provide advice, guidance and encouragement to the hundreds of young people, parents and carers who will be attending.

This year all providers have been encouraged to bring interactive activities to involve young people, including VR headsets, a range of performances, hair and beauty makeovers and even a live radio studio.

All local secondary schools have been invited to attend. The event runs throughout the day, opening at 9.15am for schools, with a session for parents and carers and young people (Year 9,10,11) from 3.45pm to 6.30pm (last entry 6.15pm).

Providers and employers will include, Barnsley College, Dearne Valley College, Independent Training College, Barnsley FC, South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Hallam University, and XPO Logistics.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “For young people in the area there are some fantastic training schemes available, options to study further or to access apprenticeships with some major employers.

“Ambition Barnsley is a great opportunity to find out more about the range of options, with lots of advice and information available, and I would encourage everyone who is considering their future careers to come down on the day.”                                  

For further information contact: rebeccagamble@barnsley.gov.uk / 01226 773845


This news is linked to Town Spirit. We want to work better together. If everyone in Barnsley does just one thing, together we can make our borough a more welcoming place where people want to live, work and visit.

We’re committed to #AchieveIt by doing everything we can to help you and your family achieve your potential and be the best that you can be. Own it by supporting your children to attend school and learn for life, as well as committing to learning and developing your own career.

Find out more at: www.barnsley.gov.uk/townspirit

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