Event to promote local education

Councillor John Donaldson
Councillor John Donaldson

A free event to help promote local education, training and apprenticeship opportunities will take place in Banbury.

Cherwell District Council has teamed up with partner organisations to host the Aspire and Achieve drop-in session on Friday, August 1 at the Sunshine Centre in Edmunds Road. The event runs from 10am-12.30pm.

Councillor John Donaldson, lead member for Brighter Futures in Banbury, said: “The Aspire and Achieve event is intended to do just that; inspire people to develop their skills and achieve a new qualification or skill for their CV to improve their employability.

“Where it is different from the town’s fortnightly job clubs is that this event is designed to get people thinking about their skills for their future rather than filling a vacancy right now.”

The event will promote local training and education opportunities, including information on courses, apprenticeships and further education, while offering practical support for people seeking employment.

In addition to finding out more about education and training courses, attendees will also be able to receive employment and skills support, numeracy and literacy training and help designing a CV.

There will also be the chance to find out more about work experience, volunteering and practical employability skills.

Mr Donaldson said: “We want to push the message that it is never too late to improve employability and there are numerous methods and means to do that, be it on the job learning through apprenticeships, further education opportunities or courses which can be undertaken alongside current employment.”

For details call 01295 221575.