This year’s interactive careers event Ambition Barnsley took place at the Metrodome Complex on the 20th November, turning out to be our busiest and best yet!
The event saw 10 schools attending throughout the day, with over 450 students from Years 9-11 experiencing upwards of 60 exhibitions thrown by major employers, training providers, and more.
In the evening over 1000 visitors came along to the Metrodome Complex, with such a number of parents/carers and students making up our highest ever turnout at Ambition Barnsley.
The overall event was more interactive than ever, with exhibitors bringing new car and engine technology, hair and make-up tutorials, video games and engineering activities to take part in.
As well as having global conglomerates Rolls Royce attend the event for the first ever time, we also provided the people of Barnsley with their first chance to see the future town centre through VR headsets, which the representatives of Glass Works promoted throughout the day.
If you’d like to see more from the day, be sure to visit our Twitter on @IKICBarnsley, and look for the hashtag #AmbitionBarnsley.
Broadcast Journalism students Libby and Evie from Barnsley College also helped to run the social media for the event, and created digital content throughout the day. To read more about the experience our student journalists had, follow the link: http://ikic.co.uk/ambition-barnsley-2019-student-journalists-blog/.