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Events Academy needs you!

The Events Academy is back! Could your business deliver a 90 minute workshop to a small group of Southwark young people?

The Events Academy is back! Could your business deliver a 90 minute workshop to a small group of Southwark young people?  They live on your doorstep, and are fascinated to learn what goes on in the commercial buildings that are on every street. We would love to help you welcome them to your workplace.

 Over July and August, guided by Events Academy project manager Liz Castro Thomas, the young people will work together as a team to organise a networking evening for Better Bankside members in late August. The short workshops your business could provide will help them gain the skills they need to create and run the event, as well as uncover an insight into different industries and professions at this key time in their lives.

We will work with you in advance to help plan your session and give you tips on the most useful topics to cover. It’s a great opportunity to practice communication and presentation skills and to get really good at explaining what you do concisely and entertainingly! If you or your colleagues are enthusiastic about meeting the employees, colleagues and customers of the future, living and studying near Bankside, then get in touch. All kinds of skills are useful, from marketing to graphic design, website development to networking, sales to event organisation and logistics to general project management.

Youth unemployment is a big issue and it’s becoming much harder for young people to get jobs. The Events Academy aims to change that by providing crucial exposure to different sectors and careers, valuable work experience and transferable employability skills. It also provides opportunities and experience that help the students grow their networks and get a positive start in their working life.

Contact Katy Barker on kb [at] betterbankside.co.uk or 020 7928 3998 to discuss how you can be a part of the Events Academy 2014.

Created Jun 23 2014