08:09AM, Wednesday 08 February 2012
Alternatives to university were explored by young people at Maidenhead town hall today.
The Royal Borough's Grow Our Own team, launched in 2006 to provide information to job seekers, hosted a fact-finding day aimed at people aged 14 to 24.
Events included workshop sessions on CV writing and interview techniques, panel discussions with guest speakers and one-to-one mock interviews. Young people could also ask questions with answers posted on Facebook after the session.
Cllr Christine Bateson, cabinet member for planning and partnerships, said: "We hear so much these days about students leaving university with huge debts – so naturally many school leavers will be considering their alternatives.
She added: "It is important for young people to be armed with as much information and advice as possible to help them make the decisions about their future which are right for them."
Employers represented included Legoland, Radian, East Berkshire College and the National Apprenticeship Service.
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