THE FIRST ‘Frankley Skills Show’ aimed at providing jobs and opportunities to the community has been hailed a great success, writes Eve Watson.
The event, opened by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, was organised by Coun Simon Morrall.
Showcased were opportunities through Bournville College, Barclays Life Skills and more.
British Radio Car Association representatives attended and Coun Morrall raced Mr Street in an RC car race.
Mr Street said it was a fantastic opportunity to showcase to young people the training, educational and career paths available to them.
Residents came from all over Rubery and South Birmingham to find opportunities.
Coun Morrall said: “There are people living on estates with ambition and talents that we simply aren’t tapping into and the big challenge is reaching more people like this to let them know they can really succeed in life, regardless of their circumstances or background.”
There are plans for similar events in the future, including after school and half-term events as well as collaborations with other organisations.
“I hope regardless of politics, this is something we should all be able to get behind,” added Coun Morrall.