A Virtual Careers Fair is being held next week to support Lancashire residents looking for employment, retraining or volunteering opportunities.
Hosted by Lancashire Adult Learning, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions, the free online event has been designed in response to the current climate and jobs market – and will take place through Zoom on Thursday 28 January, between 10.30am and 1pm.
The fair will be packed with a wide range of support and resources to help those looking to boost their career prospects – including interactive workshops, live video links to employers for information on vacancies, a talk from inspirational award-winning speaker and author Richard Gerver, and much more.
Workshops will be focused on CV development, interview tips, changing career path, online applications and more, and attendees will also have the chance to gain insight into the skills and qualities required for working in specific sectors such as care, construction and digital.
Health and wellbeing is another focus of the Virtual Careers Fair with sessions on building confidence and resilience, managing stress and anxiety, and finding positives in challenging times. Registration for the Virtual Careers Fair can be completed here: https://www.lal.ac.uk/upcoming-events/virtual-careers-fair/
Andrew Parkin, Assistant Principal for Adult Learning, said: “Our expert team at Lancashire Adult Learning is well-accustomed to hosting successful careers fairs and employability events across the county, and I’m delighted that we are able to adapt that expertise for the virtual sphere, particularly in the current climate.
“Promoting positive health and wellbeing and supporting Lancashire’s adult learners back into employment, or towards the job market, are two of our key priorities, and these have never been more important than at present.
“We really have put together a fantastic line up, including renowned guest speaker Richard Gerver, and I’m looking forward to Lancashire residents joining us on the day as we provide a helping hand on their career path.”
Heather Murray, Senior Partnership Leader for DWP Lancashire Jobcentres, said: “DWP are proud to be working with Lancashire Adult Learning in partnership to support the Virtual Careers Fair.
“This event is particularly important to showcase the varied employment opportunities across Lancashire supporting economic recovery. The event will highlight career preparation/upskilling and jobs in a variety of sectors to encourage take up of new emerging roles available.”
Adult learners in the Red Rose County are being encouraged to ‘take control’ and make a positive start to 2021 through a new offer of courses designed with the current climate in mind.
The new courses are largely free, flexible and available online, and are delivered by Nelson and Colne College Group – made up of Lancashire Adult Learning, Nelson and Colne College and Accrington and Rossendale College.
They include courses to boost health and wellbeing, options to retrain, classes to improve digital skills, and family learning opportunities.
Further information about all of the new range of courses for adults can be found on Lancashire Adult Learning’s website at https://www.lal.ac.uk.
Enrolment can also be completed on the website, or by calling 0333 003 1717.