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The Future is Yours

Published: 05/09/2014

Confused by the job market or need advice about skills and training? Come along to a jobs, skills and training event in Connah’s Quay for information about your future. Communities First Flintshire, Jobcentre Plus and Careers Wales are bringing together local employers, service providers and job seekers at the Civic Hall in Connah’s Quay on Thursday 18 September from 11am to 3pm. Businesses with local jobs and work experience placements will be present on the day to discuss current opportunities available. There will be practical advice on how to find a job including workshops on interview techniques, creating a CV and writing job applications. Further and higher education partners will also be on hand to discuss training and courses available in your community. Representatives from the Communities First Enterprise Club will be attending to promote entrepreneurial opportunities in Flintshire and the support available for those wanting to start their own business. Careers Wales will offer tailored support for 16-24 year olds along with the new LIFT programme mentors who provide one to one support for those within a Communities First area who have been out of work for more than six months and come from a workless household. Our Communities First parent adviser will also be available to offer support and advice to parents looking to return to work, giving benefits advice and looking at volunteering as an option. Councillor Derek Butler, Cabinet Member for Economic Development said: “Our jobs and training fair offers advice to anyone searching for a job or wanting to talk to advisors about skills and training. Flintshire County Council is committed to creating opportunities for people to gain employability skills to ensure they are qualified for the jobs they want to pursue. There will be workshops, colleges and local businesses all offering help and support to anyone who needs it.” For more information contact Nia or Kate at Communities First on 01352 703024 / 01244 846090 or Lynda Mallon at Jobcentre Plus on 01244 583718 / 07833117674.