With National Apprenticeship Week on the horizon, Stockton Council is encouraging people to find out about a whole range of opportunities from traineeships to apprenticeships.
Stockton Council's Learning and Skills service is hosting the drop-in open day on Friday 13 March at 19-23 Bridge Road, Stockton from 9.30am to 11.30am and 1pm to 3pm.
Friendly and supportive staff will be on hand to provide information about apprenticeships such as business administration, customer service, team-leading and supporting teaching and learning in schools.
Young people aged between 16 to 24 years old can also learn about traineeships which could help them with their career direction whilst gaining real work experience.
There will also be advice on a range of traineeship opportunities as well as providing tips to help people create an effective CV, take up work experience opportunities or improve employability skills.
Visitors to the session can also find out how they can improve their maths and English to a nationally recognised standard.
Councillor Jim Beall, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services and Health, said: "All young people can realise their full potential to succeed given the right opportunities and guidance. We want to help them take the path best suited to their individual circumstances to achieve this."
Catherine Watson, 18, who is undertaking an apprenticeship in teaching and learning at St Mark's Elm Tree Primary School, Stockton, said: "My college base is Kiora Hall, in Stockton and the atmosphere is extremely welcoming with incredibly supportive tutors. It doesn't feel like a 'formal' college which, I feel, is helping me to progress so well."
For more information call 01642 524949 or call into Stockton Council's Learning and Skills service at 19-23 Bridge Road, Stockton.
In addition, Tees Valley Unlimited, in partnership with Stockton Council, is hosting an Employer Apprenticeship/Traineeship event on Friday 27 March between 8am and 10am at the Education Centre in Norton.
The event will provide advice, practical solutions and information on the funding available to employers thinking about recruiting an apprentice or trainee.
To book a place, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01642 528384.