CELEBRATIONS were in order as Solihull youngsters, schools and stakeholders came together to mark Solihull Careers Hub’s successes.
The celebration took place at Hogarths Hotel in Dorrdige and was attended by young people, employers, local schools and colleges, and stakeholders, to showcase the positive impact the Careers Hub has had during this academic year.
The event focused on talks from the Careers Hub Team, Careers Leaders, employers, and various stakeholders, about progress made in the past year.
There was also an awards presentation and talks from school children from Grace Academy on their positive experiences taking part in careers activities.
The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson, handed out certificates to award winners.
He said: “Solihull Careers Hub is doing excellent work to support our schools and colleges, equipping them with the tools they need to provide exceptional careers education for young people.
“It is important that young people in the borough receive good careers education and guidance as a base to help them build their future and develop the skills they need. The Careers Hub helps to make sure this is provided.”
Set up in 2019, Solihull Careers Hub provides resources, training and tools to support schools and colleges in providing careers education.
The Hub has been working together with their local Enterprise Adviser Network (business volunteers matched with schools and colleges), Cornerstone Employers, universities, training providers, local businesses, and career professionals to achieve this.
Councillor Karen Grinsell, deputy leader of Solihull Council, said: “I am really proud of all the hard work Solihull Careers Hub has done in collaboration with Solihull schools and businesses to support the delivery of such a good standard of careers education.
“This not only supports the development of young people through giving them meaningful experiences and knowledge, but it in turn also helps to support our future workforce.
“Careers has been highlighted as a strength in many of our recent school Ofsted inspections.
“This is very encouraging and shows that the Careers Hub has had a very positive impact and it is something that should be celebrated.”