Pupils invited to Futures4me 

06/10/10
Attendees at last year's event
Cecilia Costello of Harwood, who attended last year’s event, with her son Forrest Propp and his two friends Daniel Bradshaw and Cameron Gewin

Year 11 pupils at Bolton’s schools and academies are invited to plan their future at a Futures4me event tomorrow (October 7).

Pupils, and their parents or carers, are being invited to attend the event to discover all their options, and take a look at what courses and training opportunities Bolton’s colleges, sixth forms and work-based learning providers have to offer.

The event will take place in the Festival Hall in Bolton Town Hall between 2pm and 8pm. Local employers and members of the uniformed services have also been invited to provide information and advice about routes into their respective professions and services.

Connexions’ personal advisers will provide careers information and advice to any young person unsure about which route to take.

Representatives will be on hand to demonstrate an online application system for post-16 courses. Bolton’s year 11s will be amongst the first in the country use the system, found using the link on the right.

Young people who left school last year who are not in employment, education or training are also welcome to attend the event.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Bolton Council’s Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “Bolton’s colleges, sixth forms and employers provide a great range of services for the borough’s young people, and this event will make sure that anyone who attends will be able to weigh up their options.

“I would advise any young people who are uncertain about what the future holds to come to the event and make the most of the expert advice on offer.”

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