Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture at Birmingham City Council, has welcomed the announcement that the national Skills Show will be held at the NEC for the next two years.
The Skills Show, which runs from 13 to 15 November this year, has been held at the NEC since its launch in 2012. Organiser Find a Future has now announced that the NEC will be the venue for 2015 and 2016.
Councillor Holbrook said: â€œThe Skills Show is a great event for showcasing the range of opportunities available for people to meet potential employers, improve their skills or just be inspired to make a career change.
â€œIt is particularly important for young people as they leave education and consider their career options; there is a huge amount of information about how to gain vocational skills and securing apprenticeships.
â€œThis builds on â€“ and complements – the work we are doing at the city council, working with partners and employers to give youngsters the best possible opportunities. The Skills Show engages more than 80,000 young people every year, many of whom will be from Birmingham and the wider region, so Iâ€™m really pleased it is staying at the NEC.â€