This Saturday sees Northfield District Convention focusing on young people and employment.

The convention, to be held at the new Factory Youth Centre, will bring together employers, community organisations, educational establishments and young people to discuss future priorities for young people and employment in Northfield District.

Richard Davies, Service Integration Head for Northfield District said “The aim of the conference is to bring together organisations, young people and residents from the Northfield district to improve the quality of life of young people generally as well as to develop employment opportunities for all.”

The Factory

The event will see a group of young people showcase their experiences of skills development, voluntary work and finding employent. There will be workshops on topics such as apprenticeships, volunteering, active citizenship and community safety and young people. Presentations will include Bournville College on successful apprenticeships, case studies from Birmingham Care Development Association, and an overview of the local economy and employment prospects taking into account the Longbridge Area Action Plan and Northfield Town centre Regeneration.

Representatives from private companies, third sector organisations, schools, colleges and youth groups have been invited to the event.

However, organisers would like the wider community to be engaged using social media.

B31 Voices will be live-tweeting the event using the hashtag #NDCyouth Participants will be invited to do the same. A group of young people will also be live-tweeting the event from the @B31Voices account. Observers will be able to comment on the event using the same hashtag and their tweets will be displayed on a twitter wall at the venue.

The convention take place this Saturday 24th November between 10am and 1pm. You can follow the event on twitter or via b31.org.uk

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