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Derbyshire Skills Festival

Derbyshire Skills Festival is organised by Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council. It is a chance for young people aged 15 to 19 to get information and guidance about their future.

Skills Festival 2016 was held at The Roundhouse, Derby College and at the Queens Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield in September 2016.

The three-day festival has become more and more popular since young people now have to stay in education or training until they're 18.

Skills Festival 2016 was an opportunity for young people leaving school or college or looking for a job with training to talk to the experts and get all the information and guidance they need under one roof.

10,000 young people, parents and carers met representatives from apprenticeship providers, training organisations, colleges and sixth forms to find out more about options and make choices for the future.

More than 70 employers, colleges, training providers and voluntary organisations had stands at the events, making it the largest careers information and guidance event for young people in Derbyshire.

Derbyshire YOUTHINC advisors were on hand to chat to young people about the options open to them and there were even bigger and better 'have-a-go' activities to try out a new skill including virtual welding, changing spark plugs on a car engine, cake decorating, nail art, window dressing and even analysing their own fingerprints.

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More information on this year's festival can be found on Derbyshire Council Council's website.

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