New Year new start for young people in Chorley

New start:  Councillor Matthew Tomlinson
New start: Councillor Matthew Tomlinson
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Help for young people on studying, short courses, apprenticeships, voluntary opportunities, pre-apprenticeships, and a wide range of other activities will be on offer at The Zone in Chorley on Tuesday, January 14.

The “New Year New Start” event will run from 4pm to 7pm. During the event, training providers, staff from local colleges and employers will be on hand to offer careers advice to young people between the age of 16 and 19, and sign them up to study, work or volunteer.

There will also be plenty of young people’s workers available to provide information and support. Coun Matthew Tomlinson, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for young people and schools, said: “This event is perfectly-timed for young people looking for a new start in the New Year. Whatever they’re looking to do, whether it’s a career as an IT technician or a nail technician, a portrait painter or a painter and decorator, a football coach or a coach driver, help will be on hand.

“These events are a hugely effective way of making sure that young people have access to all the help, advice and support they need to make an informed choice about their futures.

“I’d like to thank staff in the Young People’s Service for all the highly effective work they do which has reduced the number of young people in Lancashire who aren’t in education, employment or training.”