Prospects asks What Next?
Prospects in Bradford, recently held their annual event for young people across the district as a follow-up to results week. The event offered young people opportunities to speak to providers, explore their options and sign up to courses, traineeships and apprenticeships.
The ‘What Next?’ event had 15 local providers attend including the Prince's Trust, Barnardos, Groundworks, In2work, Meridian Centre, Skills link and various local colleges. Each provider covered different training and apprenticeship options in a wide range of vocational sectors.
85 young people and parents attended the event and it was very useful in helping them gain a better understanding of what options are available to them, as well a chance to get sorted on their next steps. Parents were very appreciative of the support offered by advisers and had positive words for the event itself.
One parent of an autistic young person said: “It is really positive for me as a parent to know there’s actually quite a lot of options for my son, it was just a case of knowing who to go to.”