The aim of the Workshop Cabinet – the second to be held in partnership with Careers Wales - is to give the county’s young people the opportunity to spend the day at the Council offices in order to learn more about the work of Gwynedd Council.
Year 12 pupils from Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen, Bethesda and Ysgol Dyffryn Nantlle, Penygroes will have the opportunity to consider and discuss in groups the different kinds of challenging matters considered by the Council.
Gwynedd Council Leader, Councillor Dyfed Edwards said:
“Our young people have a real interest in a range of issues which effect their every day lives, and this event will be a wonderful opportunity for these pupils to see the kind of decisions their local council make which could effect them directly.
“I hope that the Cabinet Workshop will give young people a practical opportunity to discuss the kind of difficult decisions made by councilors and officers, and will also give them information about possible job opportunities available to them within the Council after they have left school, college or university.”
As he noted the importance of such an event, Iwan Trefor Jones, Strategic Director for Development, and Lead Director for Children and Young People on Gwynedd Council said:
“Although young people are aware of some of the services provided by the Council like schools, libraries, care homes and rubbish collections, we are keen to make use of this event as a way of raising awareness of the wide range of services which are provided by the Council.
“We are very pleased to be able to work with Careers Wales once again this year to arrange this exciting event for the pupils of Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen and Dyffryn Nantlle. Last year’s Cabinet Workshop was a huge success and I am confident that this year’s event will prove just as successful.”
Ffiona Williams, Careers Wales’ Senior North Wales Manager, added:
“Although there is much talk of a lack of quality jobs for local people, the Council is very keen to attract more workers to a number of fields.
“Careers Wales is delighted to be able to work with the Council one again to present this workshop which will give Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen and Dyffryn Nantlle the opportunity to consider their next step and to learn more about the opportunities available to them locally so that they can ensure a suitable career path for the future.”
This is the second Cabinet Workshop held in Gwynedd, and Gwynedd Council and Careers Wales aim to hold a Cabinet Workshop every year, inviting every secondary school to attend in their turn.
For further information about the event, or if you wish to arrange a photograph, please contact Darren Griffiths, Gwynedd’s Strategic Co-ordinator - Children and Young People on 01286 679788 or e-mail: DarrenGriffiths2@gwynedd.gov.uk