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Alternative careers

An alternative careers event hosted by Newry and Mourne Agency’s Work4uplus programme was a major success. The purpose of the event held in the Canal Court Hotel on Wednesday May 14 was to allow young people to explore Alternative Careers Options. The format of the event gave those in attendance the chance to engage with local businesses employers and voluntary organisations in an informal fun way. The exhibitors at the event were grouped into zones which focused on the Arts, photography, media, martial arts, and sports, enterprise nutrition health and beauty entertainment and local training opportunities. For each category there was an experienced guide available to talk to the young people and provide them with advice inspiration and encouragement. Manager of the Work4plus programme Pauline Coghlan said: “This event has been successful I believe because it has responded to what the young people we work with say they wanted. They asked for an opportunity to meet real employers and find out what they were looking for from their employees. They were also interested in hearing the real life experiences of self employed entrepreneurs. This event has been planned first and foremost round the need of young people. We hope to demonstrate to local young people especially those who were losing hope that regardless of the adversities they may have faced in the past they can achieve great things in their lives if they are determined enough and have a positive attitude,” she said.


Newry Democrat

3rd June 2014