Over 700 parents and young people have attended Stockport Council’s post-16 education and training information event to help them plan for their future.
The event was held at Stockport Town Hall and was for parents or guardians of pupils in Years 10, 11, 12 and 13.
The event showcased the options available locally in further education and apprenticeships, and stands included Stockport colleges, sixth forms, apprenticeships training providers, The Apprenticeships Store, support and volunteering services, and partnership services. Stockport Parents in Partnership and Services for Young People offered independent information, advice and guidance.
Feedback from parents was excellent stating that the event ‘gave a wide range of useful information’ and was ‘positive encouragement’ for young people making their next steps in education.
Councillor Dean Fitzpatrick, Stockport Council’s Executive Member for Education, said: “We are delighted that so many parents have attended this event. We believe passionately that the right information and guidance to young people and their parents will ultimately benefit not only themselves but also all of Stockport’s economy.”