Published: 09:17, 04 February 2021
| Updated: 09:21, 04 February 2021
An Ashford-based charity is to launch a string of special events next week to coincide with National Apprenticeship Week.
CXK, which provides the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge (Ask) programme in the South East will unveil The Big Apprenticeship Conversation - 10,000 Voices which will involve more than 200 themed events connecting students, teachers, parents and jobseekers with information and opportunities.
National Apprenticeship Week runs from Monday, February 8, to Sunday, February 14.
The annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships will shine a light on the the work being done by employers and apprentices across the country. The week will also recognise how employers of all sizes have stepped up to the challenge during the pandemic.
Events taking place include talks from apprentices from specific sectors and the chance to ask them questions; higher and degree apprenticeship routes; a Q&A session for parents on apprenticeships; access to National Career Service advisers; and employers showcasing apprentice opportunities.
Hazel Allan, contract manager for Ask South, said: “The vision of the Ask programme is to ensure all students, parents and teachers are better informed about the range of apprenticeship and traineeship opportunities available to them. Schools, colleges and organisations supporting young people can aslo request apprenticeships activities from the ASK programme."
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