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Chocolate welding, an escape room and Virtual Reality

PUBLISHED: 16:35 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:35 16 October 2018

Suffolk Skills Show 2017 Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Suffolk Skills Show 2017 Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

Keith Mindham

Could you tag a sheep, operate a 5 tonne excavator or use your maths and logical skills to get out of an escape room?

It’s all at the Suffolk Skills Show on Wednesday.

Suffolk Skills Show 2017 Picture: KEITH MINDHAMSuffolk Skills Show 2017 Picture: KEITH MINDHAM

It all sounds like a lot of fun - with opportunities including chocolate welding and trying on personal protection clothing - but there is a serious side to the Skills Show at Trinity Park, planning future careers.

Hundreds of local schoolchildren are likely to attend.

It is an opportunity for young people to find out about hundreds of jobs and career paths and training opportunities, from local colleges, Suffolk businesses and other training providers.

The show, in its fifth year, is Suffolk’s largest education and training event, admission is free and there is plenty of parking space.

The event provides an opportunity for businesses to showcase the people they employ and what they are looking for in future employees. The young people attending will be looking for career inspiration, information and a wide range of hands-on experiences to help inspire them to explore skills, further education and apprenticeships. There will also be college and university representatives offering advice on how to take the next step into further and higher education.

The Suffolk Skills Show will be packed with advice and opportunities to connect employers and young people on the path to future success.

Dayle Bayliss chair of the Skills Show said: “The Suffolk Skills Show is vital to inform young people about vocational skills and apprenticeships, career pathways and the choices and opportunities that are available to them in our county and I am proud to be at the helm of such an important event.” She added: “The show is a great way for us to help show case some of the amazing opportunities that exist in the region, to educate and inspire our young people. I would like to encourage anyone looking for advice and guidance whether it is in learning more about further education opportunities or looking for a new career or job to attend.”

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