'Challenges greater now than ever'
Young people face greater challenges and difficulties than
at any time in the past 25 years, according to the new chairman of
an organisation set up to help them.
David Philpott, chairman of the Institute of Directors in Kent
and former CEO of the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, has
been appointed independent chairman of CXK Ltd - formerly
Connexions Kent and Medway.
He has taken over from Mary Gordon following her retirement
after nine years at the helm since the Connexions Kent and Medway
was established in 2002.
Mr Philpott said: "The challenges and difficulties facing young
people in securing employment are greater now that at any time in
the past 25 years.
"I will use my time in the post to establish strong links with
entrepreneurs and the local business community, to ensure that the
young people we work with have every opportunity to secure gainful
employment and lead fulfilled lives."
Sean Kearns, CEO of CXK Ltd, said: "We are delighted to welcome
David as our new independent chair. He has a wealth of experience
and expertise within the business sector."
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