Belfast City Council to Host Careers Inspiration Event for Year 9 Pupils

Belfast City Council has announced it is hosting a pilot careers inspiration event for over 700 Year 9 pupils called 4C UR Future LIVE in June 2022.

Designed and delivered by local social enterprise, 4C UR Future, the industry-led Community Interest Company - founded by business leader Rose Mary Stalker - works collaboratively with a wide range of employers from the key sectors in Northern Ireland, with the aim of empowering young people to make more informed education and career choices.

4C UR Future LIVE is a fun, fast-paced, and action-packed day of interactive skills games and work-based challenges, with each game co-created and delivered by local employers, giving Year 9 students an insight into the future world of work, as well as their own strengths and talents.

Announcing support for the event Councillor Ryan Murphy, Chair of Belfast City Council’s City Growth and Regeneration Committee, said: “We’re really looking forward to 4C UR Future Live at St George’s Market on 1 June.

“We are committed to supporting each young person across Belfast to fulfil their potential as outlined in the Belfast Agenda. This event is one of the many ways we support young people on their pathway towards employment.

“We currently support young people through a wide range of programmes including our Youth Support Programme which helps young people who need help most, and our GCSE Maths and English Support Programme that helps young people get their grade C in both subjects therefore opening up as many opportunities as possible after leaving school and post compulsory education.”

The world of work is changing rapidly with new jobs, and even entirely new sectors, emerging. This has resulted in a complex careers landscape that can make choosing GCSE subjects, further education pathways, and future career options overwhelming, confusing, and stressful for our young people.

4C UR Future Managing Director, Rachel Doherty, added: “With the support of Belfast City Council, we’re delighted to be holding a pilot 4C UR Future LIVE event at St. George’s Market in June.

“Over 50 employers are involved in 4C UR Future LIVE 2022 and we’re mobilising almost 300 ‘Career Heroes’ from our volunteer community to deliver and facilitate the LIVE events across the province. We welcome more local employers to reach out and get involved in these game-changing events.”

Through 4C UR Future LIVE events and our first-generation CAREERS PORTAL, which is launching in September, we aim to inform young people of the wide range of opportunities available to them, help them navigate the complex careers landscape, and inspire them to achieve their ambitions and become the best version of themselves.”

For more information on 4C UR Future, and how local employers can get involved, go to: www.4curfuture.com.


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