The annual I Know I Can Ambition Barnsley event took place on Tuesday 18 October and was the perfect place for Barnsley’s young people, from years nine to eleven to discover and explore what options are open to them after leaving school.
Organised by Barnsley Council, Ambition Barnsley was the biggest event in the local careers calendar and gave young people and their parents and carers the opportunity to explore what their future options are. It is part of the council’s commitment to raise aspirations and has become essential in helping Barnsley’s young people find out about life after Year 11.
Professionals were on hand from a wide range of local schools, colleges and training providers, to answer questions and provide advice and guidance about qualifications and career opportunities.
All local secondary schools were invited to participate. The event ran throughout the day, opening its doors at 9am with a later session for parents and carers from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.