APPRENTICESHIP providers met with more than 100 young people to talk to them about a range of work opportunities available on the Fylde coast.
Young people were able to meet local employers to find out what they need to secure work with them and get on in their chosen career.
And current apprentices shared their own experiences with visitors to the event, at Training 2000’s base on Blackpool Business Park.
Steve Gray, chief executive at Training 2000, said apprenticeships are becoming a more attractive prospect for ambitious youngsters.
He said: “Now, due to rising university fees and a potential drop in applications for full-time courses, people are becoming increasingly aware of the alternatives.
“They are coming round to the fact apprenticeships can boost earning potential and can also lead to a degree, so it’s great so many people attended.”
Training 2000 showcased its new scaffolding apprenticeship at the event last Wednesday, as well as courses in automotive, business administration, construction, dentistry, engineering and health and social care.