Mid Ulster to Host Careers Inspiration Event for Year 9 Pupils
Mid Ulster District Council is hosting a pilot careers inspiration event for over 600 Year 9 pupils called 4C UR Future LIVE on Wednesday 29 June 2022.
Designed and delivered by local social enterprise, 4C UR Future work collaboratively with a wide range of employers from the key sectors in Northern Ireland, with the aim of empowering young people to make more informed education and career choices.
4C UR Future LIVE is a fun, fast-paced, and action-packed day of interactive skills games and work-based challenges, with each game co-created and delivered by local employers, giving Year 9 students an insight into the future world of work, as well as their own strengths and talents.
Announcing support for the event, the Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Paul McLean said:
In Mid Ulster we are passionate about our young people, and with an event like this we hope to help them navigate their future and learn more about the many potential career paths that are available. I would like to encourage the many fantastic businesses across our district to get involved in this event, and invest in the talent we have right here on our doorstep.
4C UR Future Managing Director, Rachel Doherty, commented:
“With the support of Mid Ulster District Council, we’re delighted to be holding a pilot 4C UR Future LIVE event at Mid Ulster Sports Arena in June. Over 50 employers are involved in 4C UR Future LIVE 2022 and we’re mobilising almost 300 ‘Career Heroes’ from our volunteer community to deliver and facilitate the LIVE events across the province. We welcome more local employers to reach out and get involved in these game-changing events.
“The world of work is changing rapidly with new jobs, and even entirely new sectors, emerging. This has resulted in a complex careers landscape that can make choosing GCSE subjects, further education pathways, and future career options overwhelming, confusing, and stressful for our young people.
“Through 4C UR Future LIVE events and our first-generation CAREERS PORTAL, which is launching in September, we aim to inform young people of the wide range of opportunities available to them, help them navigate the complex careers landscape, and inspire them to achieve their ambitions and become the best version of themselves.”
For more information on 4C UR Future, and how local employers can get involved visit the website.