Inspirational 'Creating Connections' event a success

Inspirational 'Creating Connections' event a success

Ayrshire College hosted an inspirational ‘Creating Connections’ event on Thursday 7 March at the Kilmarnock Campus.

Young people, parents, carers and teachers from across Ayrshire headed to the Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire College to find out more about career and education options for young people with additional support needs.

The annual Creating Connections event, run in partnership between Skills Development Scotland and Ayrshire College, was an opportunity for young people to meet with employers, charities and training providers to find out more about their options after leaving full-time education.

Partners including East Ayrshire Council, Vibrant Communities, Hansel, Prince’s Trust Scotland, Project Search and Enable Scotland were all on hand to provide advice and information.

The day was hailed as a huge success by visitors. One attendee noted: “The day was quite inspiring and helps me understand that there are many options out there.”

Greg Cassidy, Head of Essential Skills at Ayrshire College said “Each young person has unique needs and we've found that no single organisation can provide the total solution to the challenges that young people meet as they move from school into the world of work.

“This event emphasised that the more information the young person, teachers, and parents have on the range of options available in Ayrshire, the more they can make connections to appropriate organisations at each stage of the young person’s journey towards employment.”


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