Seminar on youth employment issues

Leading business experts including co-founder of Poundland and University of Wolverhampton Honorary Graduate, David Dodd, and Henry Carver, Managing Director of Wolverhampton firm Carvers, will share their experiences at the Youth in Crisis event on Tuesday (April 16).

The seminar aims to address the serious problems facing young people in relation to skills and employment today, and is targeted at local employers, youth agency providers, employment services and those working in the Further Education and Higher Education sectors.

Topics will include why enterprise works and routes to self-employment.

The event, organised in conjunction with the University’s ‘SPEEDPlus’ project, will take place at Wolverhampton Racecourse between 12:30pm – 5pm.

Before the seminar gets underway, the University will be hosting an exhibition showcasing students’ charity work between 10am – 12pm.

The Interactive Exhibition of Applied Creativity spotlights the University of Wolverhampton Business School students’ hard work to raise funds for three charities - Compton Hospice, Acorn’s Children Hospice and the Steve Bull Foundation. They have raised over £20,000 this year after organising a wide variety of activities including music events, gala evenings, auctions and family fun days. The total raised by Business School students now stands at £70,000 over the last three years.

Barry Whitehouse, Senior Lecturer in Enterprise and Strategic Management at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “I am delighted such eminent local business leaders recognise the severity of the challenge facing our young people today. We strive to equip our graduates with the knowledge and skills they need to face these challenges and their work with our charity partners demonstrate in real terms what they are capable of achieving.”

More information on the event and for the full list of speakers

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Date Issued: Friday, 12 April 2013

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