Rotherham’s Mayor Opens New Connexions Centre To Help Reduce Youth Unemployment – 05/10/10
On Wednesday 6th October at 11am at Mayor for Rotherham Rose McNeeley is officially opening the new Rotherham Connexions Offices in Effingham Square.
The Connexions Service, which helps young people (aged 13-19) with personal and Careers support, has opened brand new premises in Rotherham Town Centre. The new and improved Centre offers a range of information resources, and access to individual advice, guidance and support from qualified staff to enable young people to access learning and employment opportunities.
Young people currently leaving school and college are facing challenging times in the competitive job market and there is increasing competition for post 16 learning opportunities. Connexions staff work in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council 14-19 Team, Education and Training Providers to secure opportunities for young people to access training and learning that will improve their employability.
Karen Allen, Operations Manager, said "the excellent service offered by Connexions Advisers in Rotherham has seen a dramatic increase in the number of young people continuing in learning post-16, increasing their skill levels and enabling them to progress to Higher Education and/or gain employment."
Connexions have worked harder than ever this year to ensure that more school leavers than ever have a guaranteed offer of a suitable learning place this September. We still have some great learning places left locally.
So if you are a young person seeking an opportunity or a parent supporting your daughter or son with their next step on their career ladder drop into see us on Wednesday 6th October between 11.00 and 2.00.
Connexions are sending out 700+ postcard invitations to young people who are yet to take up the offer of support from Connexions.