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Black Country apprenticeship roadshow announced

Thousands of Black Country teenagers are being urged to visit a series of free road shows promoting apprenticeships where they can sign up for work with good quality training.

The annual Real Apprentice (TRA) showcase is being held at venues in Walsall, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell, in March.

Its aim is to encourage students in Years 11, 12 and 13 to consider the many thousands of apprenticeship places available to them as part of a push to get more young people into employment with training.

The Real Apprentice showcase is organised by apprenticeship experts BCTG, based in Oldbury.

Chris Luty, BCTG director, said: “The Real Apprentice showcases have been helping young people for many years now. Each event gives students, who are about to leave school, and their parents, the chance to find out about lots of apprenticeship and training options. “We have lots of experts all under one roof who will take time to explain to young people how to get onto a good quality apprenticeship. Young people don’t have to stay on in school after 16, there are other excellent options out there for them if they take time to look and get the right advice.

“The event has a very good reputation among training providers, colleges and employers who take part and give excellent advice and guidance to young people and their parents about current career opportunities. I would urge any school leaver who wants to consider all their post 16 options to come along to their nearest event.”

The Real Apprentice showcase pulls up at Molineux, Wolverhampton on March 4, The Village Hotel, Castlegate, Dudley, on March 6, West Bromwich Albion FC, March 11 and Banks’s Stadium Walsall on March 13. All events run from 2-7.30Tpm and are free.

Anyone who wants to find out more about being a Real Apprentice can call free on 0845 873 3855 or go to www.apprenticeships.org.uk a href="http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk%3E">http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk>; or www.therealapprentice.org.uk

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• BCTG works with a range of training organisations across the West Midlands delivering a range of publicly and privately funded training initiatives. It is based In Taylors Lane, Oldbury. • BCTG works closely with a range of public and private organisations, including the Skills Funding Agency which support many of our activities. • BCTG has four main aims: 1. Engaging with young people and adults to take up vocational learning 2. Working with employers to help develop the skills their business needs to succeed 3. To improve the quality of education and training delivered in the West Midlands 4. Building partnerships across all the stakeholders interested in improving education and training. • BCTG offers a wide range of information, advice and training services to suit the needs of young people, schools and training providers and employers.

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