Learn 2 Earn event to help youngsters

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Organisations across Angus have come together to create an event aimed at helping the area’s young people.

‘Learn 2 Earn’ will show the learning and employment opportunities that are available for 16 to 19-year-olds. The event, in Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) centre at 61 Marketgate, Arbroath, will be held on Wednesday 25 February from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

There will be a number of partners at the event including SDS, Angus Council, Jobcentre Plus, the Opportunities for All partnership, employers, the Armed Services, Dundee and Angus College, Employability Fund providers, Youth Services in Angus, the Prince’s Trust and the local Volunteer Centre.

SDS Team Leader Winnie Mudie said: “This partnership event is aimed at young people who have left school or college or who are planning on leaving this summer and those who are looking for work.

She added: “If young people can’t attend the ‘Learn 2 Earn’ event, they can go along to the SDS centre, call 01241 433000 or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk.”

Ken Edwards, Quality Improvement Officer at Angus Council and Chair of the Angus Opportunities for All Partnership said: “‘Learn 2 Earn’ is a great example of how members of the local Opportunities for All Partnership work together to offer the right choices and right chances to help young people develop important employability skills and gain new qualifications that better prepare them for the world of work.

“Any young person up to the age of 20 can come along and find out about the wide range of opportunities available in Angus to help them start their career journey, whatever their prior experience and achievements. I am very grateful to SDS for taking a lead role in organising this exciting and important partnership event.”