Event to help disabled young people


The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is running an event to encourage more help for young people with disabilities.

The online event on Thursday, January 28 has the title ‘Education to Employment – narrowing the gap for young people with additional needs and disabilities’.

It is running from 10am to 12 noon and ifs free for both chamber members and non-members.

The event is aimed at encouraging employers to engage with special schools and volunteer to work with pupils with additional needs, offering work experience, sending volunteers into schools to support their career and skill development and offering supported internships and inclusive apprenticeship opportunities.

Speakers from National Grid, Cadent Gas and Smethwick-based DPD, who will discuss their journey of employing people with special educational needs and disabilities and the benefits they bring to their organisations.

To register to take part visit: Click on this link

By John Corser

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