A dynamic, interactive skills event for West Kent schools | Sevenoaks District Council

A dynamic, interactive skills event for West Kent schools

Published: Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

1250 students aged 14-19 from across West Kent will have the opportunity to attend the West Kent Skillsfest 2017.

This exciting event will be taking place at Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells on 10 October 2017. Schools from across the area are preparing their young people to make the most of the interaction with employers and the specialist workshops available

The event aims to inspire the young people of the area as they plan their future aspirations.  The event is a partnership initiative between West Kent schools, AXA PPP, The West Kent Partnership and EBP Kent.

West Kent Skillsfest is part of the activities of the West Kent Enterprise Adviser Network which works with schools on the delivery of activities and information that promotes career paths and employability activities and helps schools engage with businesses in their local community.

The response from employers in West Kent has been phenomenal and companies from a wide range of sectors will be providing stalls and interactive activities to showcase and inform students of the opportunities and progression available.

West Kent Skillsfest is by invitation only.  Thanks are due to 75 employers and exhibitors who have made considerable effort to bring quality, inspiration and vitality to the range of skills required in the workplace today.

Catherine Brunger, CSR and Education Manager at AXA PPP Healthcare says

AXA PPP healthcare is proud to support this event and be able to provide such a valuable opportunity for our local schools. We recognise the important role business plays in the development of our young people and we are delighted to be involved.

Nicolas Heslop, Chairman of the West Kent Partnership, says

The West Kent Partnership is delighted to support this exciting event for young people in the area.  The West Kent Partnership is committed to supporting skills development and providing opportunities for our future workforce to engage with the world of work.

For more information, please contact Anne McNulty, CEO, at EBP Kent, on 01843 572520.

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