Derbyshire Skills Festival

Derbyshire Skills Festival

Derbyshire Skills Festival is back again for 2014.


Derbyshire Skills Festival - supported by The Skills Show, the European Social Fund and the National Careers Service - is the largest careers information and guidance event for young people in Derbyshire. 

The free event is aimed at students aged 15 to 19, including those in Year 11 who are considering their options after school. And this year's festival promises to be even better with more have-a-go activity sessions being organised for young people to test their skills.

Derbyshire Skills Festival takes place at three iconic venues across Derbyshire: 

  • The Roundhouse (Derby College) at Derby on September 16 and 17
  • The Dome (University of Derby) at Buxton on September 23
  • The Proact Stadium at Chesterfield on September 25.

The events will be open from 3.30pm to 8.30pm.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, the county council's Deputy Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said:

"Last year, more than 10,500 people came along to Derbyshire Skills Festival over a fantastic four days. It is the biggest and best careers event in Derbyshire so it's a great place for employers, education and training providers and voluntary organisations to showcase what they can offer to young people thinking about their future."

"New rules mean all young people need to stay in education or training until they're 18 so it's never been more important for them to find out what's available. It's an opportunity for young people leaving school or college or looking for a job with training to talk to the experts and get all the information and guidance they need under one roof."

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