Carlisle’s next generation of budding business leaders are gearing up to host Talent Connect in the heart of Carlisle on Saturday 21st September.
For one day only Carlisle city centre will play host to a daylong event designed to bring young people together in one place so that they can get inspired, discover high profile career opportunities, take a different look at learning, and get involved in creating a bright future for themselves and for the City of Carlisle.
From 10am the city centre around Market Cross will be split into four zones for this innovative event, the enterprise zone, careers zone, learning zone and chill out zone.
On the day young people can pick up a range of free goodies and enjoy free coffee, cake and even a mocktail or two in the chill out zone, find out how to run their own business and how some of Carlisle’s entrepreneurs and business leaders started out themselves in the enterprise zone, meet with over 40 future employers in the careers zone and get some information to help them choose the right learning pathway in the learning zone.
Throughout the day there will be a host of interactive activities, demonstrations and workshops to help Carlisle’s young people open their eyes to the wide range of future employment opportunities available to them right here in Cumbria.
Michelle Masters, Carlisle Ambassadors, project lead, said: ”The overall aim of Young Ambassadors Talent Connect is to share ideas, knowledge and skills, which will raise the aspirations of Carlisle’s young people, by encouraging them to challenge, and look beyond their pre-conceived ideas of what they can achieve in the future living and working in the region.”
Michelle added: ”Talent Connect is a project devised by young people for young people, the idea came from those involved with Carlisle Young Ambassadors. As a group they recognise the potential the city has and the tremendous opportunities that they have as young people to develop and shape the City for their futures. They wanted to create this event to share that knowledge and give their peers the opportunity to find out what’s going on in the city for themselves, to help them discover that they have the power to shape their own futures simply by find out what’s out there.”
Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr John Mallinson, said: ”We’re delighted to be supporting the Talent Connect event. It will provide a great opportunity for budding entrepreneurs to meet up with local businesses and be inspired to help share the city’s future. Thanks to all the businesses that have volunteered their support, and also the Young Ambassadors’ group for providing the inspiration for the event.”