School leavers to benefit

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EDUCATION and training providers in Dundee are teaming up for an event aimed at helping unemployed school leavers find out about local opportunities to develop their skills and careers.

The Dundee Opportunities Festival will take place at Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) offices at Royal Exchange Building, Panmure Street, on Wednesday (September 5) from 1.30 to 5.30 p.m.

The aim of the event is to showcase all available opportunities under one roof, providing the information and advice needed by 16 to 19 year-olds on training, education and employment opportunities in Tayside.

In addition to SDS, other organisations participating include Dundee College, JobCentre Plus, Discover Opportunities Dundee and other voluntary organisations which can advise on personal and social development. Although not a jobs fair, some job brokers who may have access to vacancies and work experience will be represented.