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Bury Life Chances Commission - have your say at tomorrow's public meeting

News   •   Nov 15, 2016 10:23 GMT

Residents, businesses and education experts are invited to the latest public meeting of the Bury Life Chances Commission, tomorrow (Wed 16 Nov) in the Peel Room at Bury Town Hall.

The commission was launched in September to look for ways to improve people's skills, job prospects and help businesses.

It aims to ensure that schools, colleges and companies work together so that young people of all abilities can maximise their potential and employment opportunities. The commission will also look at helping adults to retrain and up-skill so that they are 'employable for life' in an era when the days of a life-long job are largely over.

The chairperson for the commission is former Bury man Philip Collins, who is now a columnist at The Times.

Further details can be found on the link below:

http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=13337

Mr Collins is seeking views from as many people as possible. Tomorrow's open session, which is about the formal education system from age 5 to 18, takes place from 12 to 2pm. More details, and the chance to give your views online, are available here: http://www.bury.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=13340

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Issued: 15 November 2016.