Over 8,000 people expected at Skills Northern Ireland next week

It’s estimated that around 80,000 job opportunities will become available in Northern Ireland every year for the next ten years, with around 29,000 of these jobs needing to be filled by people leaving education or training. *Ulster University’s Northern Ireland 2017 Skills Barometer “Skills in Demand” report

With Brexit looming, and predictions of stronger immigration controls, employers will rely even more on young people to create their skilled workforce. Therefore, educators must prepare students with the necessary skills to fill the demands of employers.

This is where Skills Northern Ireland can step in – over 8,000 visitors aged 14-19 have pre-booked to attend this extraordinary careers, jobs, skills and apprenticeship event next week (Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 October 2017). A whole host of industries will be represented including the top ten growth sectors according to the Skills Barometer:

  • Health and social work
  • Arts and entertainment
  • Restaurants and hotels
  • Transport and storage
  • Professional, scientific and technical
  • Information and communication
  • Admin and support services
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction
  • Finance and insurance

With hands-on activities, a careers zone where visitors can get one-on-one advice and guidance and demonstrations covering catering, sport, creative industries and science to name a few there really is something for everyone. Whether their career path is already planned out, or they have no idea what their future holds, young people will discover new opportunities that they have never considered.

Find out who you can meet by visiting https://prospectsevents.co.uk/Search-Replace-DB-master/our-events/skills-northern-ireland/northern-ireland-2017/ and find out more about the activities you can get involved in here: https://prospectsevents.co.uk/Search-Replace-DB-master/whats-northern-ireland/

Skills Northern Ireland

Wednesday 18th October 2017 – 9.30am-3pm

Wednesday 18th October – 5pm-7pm

Thursday 19th October 2017 – 9:30am-3pm