The annual Tameside Careers and Apprenticeships Exhibition took place on Thursday 21st June 2018 at Stalybridge Civic Hall. The event is sponsored by Tameside Council, Ashton Sixth Form College, Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College and was organised to provide ‘have-a-go’ activities for Year 9 and 10 students from Secondary schools across the borough. It is designed to support schools in delivering effective Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG).
Over 1,000 pupils from 12 Tameside schools attended the exhibition throughout the day. These schools include: Alder Community High School, All Saints Catholic College, Audenshaw School, Copley Academy, Denton Community College, Great Academy Ashton, Hyde Community College, Rayner Stephens, St Damians Roman Catholic Science College, St Thomas More Roman Catholic College, West Hill and Whitebridge College.
Up to 45 exhibition stands were present at the event including TMBC’s very own Engineering Team (Mason Paviour) and the ICT team. The exhibition allowed pupils to engage with various businesses and learning providers to discuss their future education and career pathways. Other exhibitors with activities at the event were: Greater Manchester Police, Brother UK, Willmott Dixon, Purple Wi-Fi, Affinity Media, part of Tameside’s Digital Dozen based at Ashton Old Baths, and our local training providers and sponsors – Tameside College, Clarendon Sixth Form and Ashton Sixth Form.
All the interactive activities were delivered throughout the day with the aim of engaging pupils in areas they may have not taken an interest in prior to the event. Pupils were to take part in a wide range of interactive activities including; block paving with TMBC Engineering, filming a highlights reel with Affinity Media, Virtual Welding with Tameside College, trying on riot gear with Greater Manchester Police and mixing their own beats with Ashton Sixth Form College!
With the support of Council volunteers and Student Ambassadors from Tameside College, Clarendon Sixth Form and Ashton Sixth Form, the event was success!
Is your business interested in supporting Tameside Council in future exhibitions? Would you like to engage with young people from the borough regarding their future careers and apprenticeship pathways? Please contact Kieran Hemmings on 0161 342 3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.