#Your Future In Focus

#Your Future In Focus

Many jobs require specific skills, qualities, and education, so come along to a series of hands-on, employer-led, sector-themed events to gain invaluable insight!

Your invitation to the #YourFutureInFocus events as part of National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week.

Who: Students in Years 9, 10 or 11 and their parents

Which Schools: Bodmin, Brannel, Poltair, Penrice, Roseland, Redruth, Pool, Hayle, St Ives.

Get ready to be inspired on the range of opportunities available to you here and beyond Cornwall.  The events will focus on key, growing, innovative business sectors, to help you gain an invaluable insight into different careers and to potentially meet your future employer!

You will…

  • …visit prestigious businesses
  • …meet 15 top Cornish employers
  • …get involved in business-led workshops organised by potential future employers
  • …be inspired by the opportunities available to you

We hope you will leave with full bellies, as a FREE buffet will be there upon arrival.   FREE transport for selected schools will provided.

You can attend one or all of these events:

Discover the Unknown – Space and Technology
6 March | 17:30 to 20:00 | @ Knowledge Spa, Truro, TR1 3HD
“Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man’s desire to understand.” – Neil Armstrong (First man on the moon). 16th September 1969.

Keynote speaker: Miles Carden, Director for Spaceport Cornwall
Workshop 1: Kat Hickey, Business Development and Training Manager, Goonhilly Earth Station
Workshop 2: Jordan Barkway, Apprentice for Bluefruit Software
Workshop 3: Robert Wiltshire, Education Outreach Project Manager for Software Cornwall

Innovate your Future – Renewable Energy
7 March |17:30 – 20:00 | St Austell Conference Centre, PL25 4FD
Renewable energy is a clear winner when it comes to boosting the economy and creating jobs.” – Tom Steyer, Billionaire, philanthropist, environmentalist, liberal activist, and fundraiser.

Keynote speaker: Sonya Bedford MBE, Partner and Head of Energy for Stephens Scown LLP
Workshop 1: Caroline Carrol, Innovation Lead for Cornwall Council
Workshop 2: Lucy Cotton, Project Geologist for GeoScience Limited
Workshop 3: Matt Hodson, Marine Hub Operations Manager for Marine-i

Creating Legacy – Culture and Heritage
13 March | 17:30 – 20:00 | Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro, TR1 2SJ
“You are the visionaries. You are the folk you hold our cultural landscapes in the palm of your hands.” – Dawn French (Comedian), 29 July 2018

Keynote speaker: Chloe Hughes, Engaging Lead for Cornwall Museums Partnership Trust
Workshop 1: Simon Harvey, Director, Film Maker and Actor for O’Region
Workshop 2: Jon Roberts, Education and Training Facilitator for Pirate FM
Workshop 3: Louise Martin, Event and Festival Production and Social Media Management

Business as Usual – Professional Services
14 March | 17:30 – 20:00 | Truro Law Courts, TR3 6UB
Your attitude will go a long way in determining your success, your recognition, your reputation and your enjoyment” – Joe Jamail, American attorney and billionaire

Keynote: Simon Carr, Resident Judge at Truro Law Courts
Workshop 1: Lauren Tregilgas, Human Resources Manager at Polymer Medics
Workshop 2: PC Jay Dorman, Police Officer
Workshop 3: Stephen Seki,  Motivational Speaker: From Farmer to Pharmacist

Next Steps SW and the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Careers Hub are working together to deliver the events and we hope that you will come away more informed about the world of work and why higher levels skills are required within key industries.


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