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The North’s largest careers conference will return to Leeds for its seventh bi-annual event, at Leeds City Museum.

Careers Live has become a firm fixture in the calendar of careers specialists and teachers from across the North, focusing on knowledge sharing and best practice for schools and colleges. With the theme being ‘A Future For All’, delegates will explore how they can help shape the future of young people, many of whom now have barriers to progression developed throughout the pandemic, through talks from keynote speakers, Professor Tristram Hooley, leading researcher and writer on career education and guidance, and Fotini Vlachaki, Career & Social Inclusion Expert, and a series of workshop sessions.


The free to attend event is fully funded by The Opportunity Centre, a social enterprise who support the development of skills and education in the region. The social enterprise has provided careers support to more than 3 million young people and adults over a period of 31 years. It has drawn on its industry knowledge and networks to attract a high calibre of speakers and create workshops focussed on current issues.


Renowned careers specialists Professor Tristram Hooley and David Andrews OBE, and Dr Jonathan Hopwood-Lewis from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority will deliver the following workshops respectively: positioning careers guidance within social justice, exploring the latest edition of the Careers Leaders Handbook, and regional and national Labour market trends and future skills demand.


Speaking about the event, Caroline HarrisonChief Executive at The Opportunity Centre, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to bring the event back in person.  As one of the only conferences for careers professionals taking place face-to-face in the north of England this year, Careers Live 2023 gives schools, colleges, and senior managers in education a fantastic opportunity to update themselves on the current careers strategy, policies and political influences and network with like-minded people in the CEAIG sector.


“Young people have faced a particularly challenging time over recent years, and we’re eager to explore how our profession can help them look forward to a promising future.


David Andrews, who will be running a workshop on the Careers Leader Handbook said: “In one sense being a careers leader is a highly networked role, working with other teachers and tutors, and several outside agencies, to deliver a programme. But in another it can be quite isolated, with no other person with whom to share ideas. This is why opportunities to come together with people with similar responsibilities are valuable, not only to keep up to date but also to exchange practice and discuss ideas and current thinking with fellow professionals.”


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