All the fun of the Skills Fair

Wednesday the 24th of June marked the fourth Skills Fair at Grimsby Auditorium and it helped many people to find out about what choices are available to them.

The Skills Fair is an event to help educate young people about what choices are available to them once they leave school. The event featured a huge variety of activities from many different employers and services. The event turned out to be a fantastic success with over 1100 students from six different schools attending.

The purpose of the Skills Fair was to educate the students in the Grimsby area about what is on offer to them after they have completed their GCSEs and it plays an important role in what the students will choose after they leave school.

Organised largely by the Young People’s Support Service (YPS), many young people found the event to be very informative about the upcoming choices they will need to make. Courtney Cook, 15, from Oasis Academy Immingham, said: “It is an eye-opener, the people are really nice and it gives you an insight about what career you can take”.

Lots of students attending also found the highlight to be the animals that were brought to the fair thanks to Grimsby Institute’s Animal Care Department.

This year the NHS was taking part for the first time. The students very much enjoyed the practical approach that was taken in teaching some of the more important aspects of working in the NHS. Helen Yewdall, Professional Advisor Physiotherapy, said that: “People often think they might know what a profession or career entails but it’s actually getting the opportunity to have a go at some of the hands on type of skills”.

– As reported by India Gray – Trainee Marketing & Communications Officer