High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Charles Whitbread, was the highest profile visitor to a series of Luton events that are helping to transform the lives of young people in the town.
The most recent event, the LETS Apprenticeships and Careers Fair, held at Venue Central, in Chapel Street, connected some 400 visitors to 41 potential employers and apprenticeship providers on Tuesday, March 7.
Mostaque Koyes, the event organiser, said: “Our regular LETS Fairs are helping to connect young people to potential employers and training providers and transform lives.
“It was fantastic to receive recognition from the High Sheriff and we thank him for coming along and giving our efforts recognition.”
Funded by Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation and sponsored by Vauxhall, the LETS Appenticeships and Careers Fair was held in partnership with Luton Borough Council and Jobcentre Plus.
Mostaque added: “By working together to connect people to potential employers we are having a noticeable effect not only on the town’s unemployment level but more importantly in the life chances of people in the town.
“People are showing that they have the desire and the need to get the skills they need to enter the workplace and we are only too pleased to help the council and the job centre to do that with the private sector.”
For news of future LETS fairs follow @Lets_Fair on Twitter or visit http://www.letsfair.co.uk