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School leavers invited to Springboard Have a Go events

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Are you aged 16-19?

Not sure what you're going to be doing in September?

If you're aged 16-19, left school for the summer and not sure about your next step, why not come along to one of the Springboard Have a Go events?

Springboard is an employability programme for 16-19 year olds and the Have a Go events are designed to give school leavers a taste of the programmes on offer with a view to helping them with their next steps in September.

The events, which are run by East Riding of Yorkshire Council's employment, education and skills team, are free of charge and run for two days a week over three weeks.

Central pick up points are available and free transport to and from events is provided. Booking is essential.

Start dates are:
7 August, for 3 weeks, Monday and Tuesday (all day)
17 August, for 3 weeks, Thursday and Friday (all day).

On the Springboard Have a Go events, young people will:

* find out more about the programme and meet the team and fellow learners
* take part in activities like go-karting, beach activities, laser quest, raft building and kayaking – all designed to increase confidence and self esteem
* learn new skills that employers are looking for like team building, problem solving, building confidence, identifying key strengths and areas for improvement.

Jackie Langley, external funding and operations manager at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: "We're really pleased to be able to run these activities for young people over the summer holidays with a view to increasing employability skills for whatever attendees wish to do in September. "We work closely with local employers to give young people the skills that they are looking for and those that are beneficial in the workplace."Our programmes have helped a number of local young people over the years to realise their potential with a high number going on to get jobs, an apprenticeship or enter further education."
Springboard 'On The Road' event

The Springboard team will also be in Bridlington on Friday, 14 July on the council's youth and family support bus which will be located near the near the Leisure Centre adjacent to the amusements.

Anyone living in or around the Bridlington area, or are a parent/carer of someone aged between 16-19 who is not sure what they are going to do in September, is welcome to go along to find out more.

For more information on Springboard, and to book onto a Have A Go event, please call the Springboard team on (01482) 887670, email springboard@eastriding.gov.uk, or visit www.eastriding.gov.uk (search for Springboard).