18th Apr, 2019

Learning about digital skills

Rob George 6th Apr, 2019

A RECORD number of students were on hand to learn about technology and digital skills at the fifth annual Worcestershire Skills show.

Worcester Bosch and the City Council co-sponsored the pioneering ‘Tomorrow Zone’ at the show in Droitwich which was hosted by Worcestershire LEP and Worcestershire County Council and attracted more than 5,900 high school students – up from 2,600 in 2018.

More than 130 businesses and organisations were present at the show, which aims to highlight options for young people beyond GCSEs and to encourage pursuit of subjects which Worcestershire employers need to sustain future growth.

“The Worcestershire Skills Show is a fantastic event which gives thousands of young people the opportunity to have one-to-one careers advice with hundreds of local employers,” said Coun Adrian Gregson, vice chair of Worcester City Council’s Economic and Place Sub Committee.

“There are excellent prospects locally for students who choose to pursue careers in technology with employers such as Worcester Bosch, Southco and Yamazaki Mazak leading the way.”

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