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Monday, October 9, 2017

County helps youngsters prepare for world of work

Denbighshire pupils are to get an extra helping hand to prepare for the world of work.

Denbighshire County Council is gearing up for the start of Ready for Work, which is being delivered with the support of Careers Wales, to provide students with enhanced mentoring support, extra careers advice as well as working with employers to develop workplace skills.

It follows on from the Pathways+ project which saw more than 1,300 students attend careers events as well as mock interview sessions with employers.

Cllr Hugh Evans OBE, Leader of Denbighshire, said: “Getting pupils ready for the world of work is vitally important. Ready for Work will help students understand the expectations and requirements of employers.

“It will also enable pupils and their parents to gain awareness of the huge variety of jobs and career opportunities within Denbighshire.

“As part of our work developing the economy under our Economic and Community Ambition Strategy, we want to make sure the county has a skilled workforce equipped to benefit from jobs and opportunities that arise.”

Ready for Work will aim to embed careers advice activity within the core curriculum delivered by schools and will include partnering businesses with schools so they can provide practical advice.
It will also include the creation of an alumni community scheme to take advantage of the skills and knowledge of former pupils as well as the delivery of bilingual careers events. 

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