Kirsty Williams launched the Powys Careers Festival at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd on March 8th.
The festival offered advice and information for young people on their options when leaving schools and colleges.
As part of the event, visitors were able to see the 1,000mph Bloodhound Supersonic Car simulation (pictured above), could have a go at various ‘hands on’ experiences, and could meet the ‘Tackle Wales’ team using rugby to promote education, new skills and new training for young people.
Exhibitors included multinational and small businesses, sixth forms and universities, public sector organisations, the military and emergency services, and voluntary organisations.
The festival was organised by the Positive Pathways Powys Group, a multi-agency group made up of secondary schools in Powys, Powys County Council, Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations, Careers Wales, NPTC Group of Colleges, Cambrian Training and Welsh Baccalaureate representation.
Kirsty Williams commented:
“It’s really important we give our young people the best possible information when making such a big decision. There are numerous avenues available, so events like this can really help in narrowing down the options and helping to ensure people take the route which will benefit them the most”.
“I was pleased to give my support to the event, and hope it proved useful for the young people who attended”.