The District’s next Public Forum for Education will be looking at ways in which young people can be supported into employment.

2664.NeetsThe debate will look at the way schools, higher education and further education institutions as well as families can help, and what roles they can play.

Speakers at the forum will explore:
·     How careers education and technical education can create pathways for young people to help them into work
·     Ways in which further and higher education can better prepare young people for work
·     How the Centre of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering is preparing young people for work
·     How parents can support their sons and daughters through further and higher education

The forum takes place on Wednesday, 28 January 2015 at 4.30 pm at Leeds City College, Keighley Campus, Bradford Road, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD21 4HQ

Cllr Ralph Berry, Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services, said: “This is a very important topic for our district. Providing young people with the right skills and experience and a choice of pathways is key to supporting them into employment. Anyone with an interest is welcome to come along”

Michael Jameson, Strategic Director of Children’s Services, said: “We have some fantastic initiatives across our district which are helping young people into employment. The Public Forum for Education is an excellent opportunity to hear about and share good practice and look at how we can share that success.”

Anyone interested in attending this PFE meeting should phone Heidi Hardy on (01274) 434335 or e-mail