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Published: Friday, 25th August 2017

Young people can get the help and support they need to decide their next steps.

My Next Steps will give young people the chance to speak to a variety of education and training providers to discuss the opportunities available and find out how they can apply and enrol.

Free goody bags will be given out to the first 400 people who attend the event, which is being held at The Point in Woolwich from 11am to 4pm on Wednesday 30 August.

As an added incentive, young people who speak to four providers and complete an evaluation form will be entered into a prize draw to receive gift vouchers and win one of two Apple iPads.

Providers attending

Young people will need to sign up in advance to attend and will be given an hour-long slot to speak to the further education, sixth form colleges, training and apprenticeship providers. These will include:

  • London South East Colleges
  • Shooters Hill Sixth Form College
  • Lewisham Southwark College
  • Hadlow College
  • Skills for Growth
  • The Prince's Trust
  • Digital Skills
  • Greenwich Local Labour and Business.

The Point

If you are unable to attend the event, you can drop in to The Point for advice during opening hours which are:

  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday: 9am to 7pm
  • Thursday and Friday: 9am to 5pm.

'Great way to help young people consider the options available'

Councillor Miranda Williams, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "Receiving your GCSE results is really exciting but it can be overwhelming to decide what to do next. The free My Next Steps event is a great way to help young people consider the options available to help them fulfil their potential - plus there's a chance to win a great prize.

"We also hope that by supporting young people at this stage we will help reduce the number who are not in education, employment or training and improve the life chances of Royal Greenwich residents."

Post 16 help and advice

The Royal Borough of Greenwich offers help and advice to young people who have just received their GCSE results.