Businesses wanted to support town’s youth

Headteacher Gary Lewis (right) and Alex Woodward, president of the Portishead Chamber of Commerce (c

Headteacher Gary Lewis (right) and Alex Woodward, president of the Portishead Chamber of Commerce (centre). - Credit: supplied

A BREAKFAST event organised by Portishead Chamber of Commerce will hear how local firms can benefit from joining the Gordano School Business Partner Initiative.

The project, which provides opportunities for students to take part in careers related activities, works with local companies to help pupils prepare for the world of work.

Gordano’s assistant headteacher Alison Wood will be joining the chamber at its business breakfast on Friday at 7.30am at Gordano Gate Brewers Fayre in Wyndham Way. She will be talking about the full range of activities planned for 2014 and how businesses can benefit from apprenticeships and joining the initiative.

Alex Woodward, president of the Portishead Chamber of Commerce, said: “We are pleased to support this project and are encourage all local businesses to consider giving some of their valuable time and experience to support it. The school needs a large number of businesses to give a small contribution in either time or finance to help further the project and support young people in looking at future career paths and how to succeed in obtaining jobs.”

Members and non-members are welcome to the breakfast, which will include time for informal networking. Tickets, costing £12 for members or £15 for non-members, can be booked at www.portisheadchamber.co.uk


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