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SkillsFest to take centre stage at Kendal College

SkillsFest is an exciting, impartial careers & skills event for Cumbria & North Lancashire.

Employers, universities, colleges, voluntary organisations and careers & business advisors will be at Kendal College on Saturday 23rd November, 10am – 3pm, to raise awareness of the wide variety of exciting opportunities available to the community.

The event is for the whole family: young people at school or college, adults looking to career change or progress in their job, people looking for work – everyone is welcome.

Organisations attending the event will come from a range of different sectors; from Charities and Voluntary Services through to the Finance, Engineering and Health Care industries. 40 organisations have so far confirmed their attendance, including: LIPA (The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts), BAE Systems, University of Cumbria, Mountain Goat, Cumbria Chamber of Commerce, Yorkshire Bank, South Lakes Hotels, Lancaster University, [email protected], The Outward Bound Trust, Kendal Care Home, Whinfell Forest, The Royal Navy, Manchester Metropolitan University, The Gilpin, Inspira, Kimberley Clark to name just a few.

The event will take place at the Milnthorpe Road Campus, enabling attendees to explore the facilities, talk to tutors and discover the opportunities available at all local colleges, including Newton Rigg College, Furness College, Myerscough College and Kendal College.

Attendees will be able to hear about the range of careers available and explore the different ways to access them, including apprenticeships, full-time & part-time courses, degree level study and volunteering.

Kelvin Nash, Principal at Kendal College, said: “Kendal College is proud to host the first SkillsFest for the South Lakes area. The event will bring together a number of high profile employers, support agencies and voluntary organisations, and put them in touch with a pool of people, that could become their employees of the future. It is promising to be a great day, and I look forward to welcoming you there.”

For more information on the event and to see the full list of employees and training providers attending, visit

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