Training and career help

Tracey McNamara, from Lancashire County Councils Well-being, Early Help and Prevention Service
Tracey McNamara, from Lancashire County Councils Well-being, Early Help and Prevention Service
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A drop-in careers event will give young people in Fleetwood information about jobs and training.

Steps to Success takes place on Wednesday and dishes out advice about apprenticeships, how to gain new skills and help on looking for work.

There will also be opportunities to try a number of hands-on activities such as brick laying and army assault courses, to give people a feel for more practical training.

Fleetwood Jobcentre manager, Lorraine Townson said: “Being an unemployed young person can be a challenging and difficult situation.

“Jobcentre plus has joined forces with Lancashire County Council to bring stakeholders and partners together.”

Tracey McNamara, from Lancashire County Council’s Well-being, Early Help and Prevention Service, said: “Young people from Fleetwood and the surrounding area are invited to call in, where they’ll get friendly advice and useful ideas to help them into work or training.

“If you’re not sure what you’d like to do when you leave school or college, then this is a great way to find out more, in a relaxed and less formal environment.

“The Fleetwood Football Community Trust will also be offering advice on how to get into football coaching.

Other organisations attending include Blackpool and Fylde College, the Army, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service, the Department for Work and Pensions, 
the county council’s adult learning service and many more.

For more details about the event, call the young people’s worker Elaine Rowland
on (01253) 775100 or email elaine.rowland@lancashire.gov.uk.