Ryan nets a hi-tech tablet at regional careers’ event

Ryan Brodie is receiving his prize from  Carole Richards, Work Related Learning Officer with the Employability & Skills Service
Ryan Brodie is receiving his prize from Carole Richards, Work Related Learning Officer with the Employability & Skills Service
0
Have your say

A trip to a careers’ fair proved a hi-tech hit for a Morpeth teenager.

For lucky Ryan Brodie bagged himself an iPad Mini in a prize draw.

The youngster visited the North East Skills Expo with Collingwood School and Media Arts College to find out more about apprenticeships.

The two-day event is the region’s biggest free skills and careers’ fair, offering 14 to 24-year-olds, schools and parents information and advice about work and training opportunities.

Northumberland County Council’s Employability and Skills team had a stall to provide careers advice, information on training and apprenticeships, and CV writing tips.

And everyone who visited the stall for advice had the chance to win the tablet.

More than 350 young people spoke to the team.

Council Policy Board Member for Children’s Services Robert Arckless said: “Congratulations to Ryan on winning his iPad Mini. I hope he enjoys his prize and found the Employability and Skills team’s advice useful.

“I would urge any teenagers or young adults who are looking for advice on their careers’ future to get in touch with the team or visit their webpage on the county council’s website.”

Collingwood Teaching Assistant Alison Jackson added: “The Employability and Skills service staff were very helpful in answering questions and trying their best to point the students in the right direction.

“Ryan is thrilled with his prize and he can use the internet to research what he wants to do after school.”