Page 6 - Education Guide 2017
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Your future, in and
out of school
YOUNG people are now required to stay in education
or training until their 18th birthday.

 Staying in education or training means young
people will become more qualified, with better job
prospects and improved opportunity for higher
earnings.

  The range of education and training     on Thursday October 28 2017 from               Youth
options has never been greater.           11am to 3pm (last entry 2pm). The               offer
Young people can choose from full-        biggest careers and jobs event on the
time education at college or sixth        Island, you can talk direct to schools,      The Isle of Wight Council
form, work-based learning, including      colleges, training providers, universities   has set aside £200,000
apprenticeships and traineeships, and     and employers, many with live                to fund activities for
part-time training for young people       vacancies. More information is available     young people aged 11
who are employed, self-employed or        from the Island Futures team.                to 19 (and up to 25 for
volunteer.                                                                             those with additional
                                            These will run alongside the new           needs).
  The Isle of Wight Council’s Island      youth offer being funded by the IW           Following are some
Futures team can provide young            Council, delivered by voluntary and          examples, for further
people with a range of information,       community organisations across the           information please
advice and guidance on the full range     Island.                                      visit: www.iwight.com/
of opportunities available to them.                                                    youthoffer
Call (01983) 823888, visit www.iwight.      Young people, aged 13 to 19 (24 for
com/islandfutures .For those who have     those with a learning disability), are also
completed year 11 and are not at a sixth  entitled to independent and impartial
form or college, you may wish to attend   careers advice and guidance through
one of the weekly advice sessions held    their school or college. Career advisers
in Newport and Ryde libraries.            from the Island Futures Team regularly
                                          visit all secondary schools to hold
  Watch out too for the Isle of Wight     careers interviews with young people.
Council’s ‘Your Future’ careers event
being held at the Isle of Wight College

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