Nick Clegg "Opens Doors" for young people
On 5th November, the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office hosted the Opening Doors Career Fair at the prestigious Lancaster House. MyKindaCrowd were there every step of the way and what a day it was!
Over 200 students attended and more than 20 companies were present to offer advice and give their views on how young people can break into the career that they want! Students were able to take part in engaging workshops, participate in “Speed Dating” sessions with some influential business men and women and take part in a Q & A session with Nick Clegg himself!
Prior to the event, MyKindaCrowd challenged young people to submit their ideas on what work experience will look like in 2020 and the winners got to meet the Deputy Prime Minister in person. And it wasn’t just us who were impressed with the quality of entries. Commenting on the MyKindaCrowd challenge, The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said:
“I was blown away by the ambition and creativity of all the entrants. They are a real credit to their schools and teachers. They offered an intelligent and thought provoking insight into how workplaces will change in the future, and how the impact of new technology will continue to evolve.
“This is good news for the country’s future and British business. This challenge is a great opportunity to support young people and develop the in-demand skills they need for years to come.”
Unemployment has been a significant issue for young people for some time, and we're so proud to have worked alongside the Deputy Prime Minister's Office in tackling this problem. We believe this event really demonstrated how times are changing and showed that key players in well-respected industries are as passionate about "Opening Doors" to young people as we are!