On Wednesday, March 4, young people from secondary schools across Powys are invited to Choose Your Future, the Powys careers festival, at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells.

At the event, pupils can meet over 70 employers from a range of different sectors and take part in interactive workshops and demonstrations. They can also talk to young people currently undertaking apprenticeships and find out more information from colleges, universities, and training providers about courses.

A wide range of sectors will be represented on the day, which runs from 10am to 2.30pm, including universities, colleges, private and public sector employers, and the voluntary sector, giving young people the opportunity to hear from industry experts first-hand.

Exhibitors will include the Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service, the Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Techniquest, Powys Local Health Board, Network Rail, Cambrian Training, and a range of universities, including the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Guest speakers this year are Capital FM radio presenter Ben Sheppard, who attended Gwernyfed High School, and Emily Chapell, an ex Powys pupil who is a long-distance cyclist, author, and blogger.

The interactive careers and skills festival is organised by the Positive Pathways Powys partnership, a multi agency partnership which aims to highlight to young people the opportunities available to them when they leave school or college. The group is made up of Powys County Council, Careers Wales, Secondary schools in the county, the NPTC Group of Colleges, Cambrian Training and the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations.

The 2020 Powys Careers Festival is being sponsored by Careers Wales, Powys County Council, NPTC, Cambrian Training, Lanyon Bowdler, Wipak, Hughes Architects, Open University, Abacare, and West Ent.

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