Summer Careers Festival  - West Midlands Combined Authority

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on young people’s education and for many, there is likely to be increased anxieties and uncertainty regarding their next steps, as we approach the summer.

As part of an initiative to encourage young people to access opportunities around work, training and education. The WMCA has worked with First Class Legacy and Birmingham and Solihull Training Providers Network, to develop a summer programme for young people and that attracts NEET (or at risk) young people.


The Summer Careers Festival will consist of a series of events which will run from the 7 June – 27 August and will be hosted by delivery partners Aspire 4U.

The events will focus on providing advice, guidance and careers information for young people aged 16-24 living in the West Midlands region, with the aim of reengaging young people back into education, employment or training and ensuring they have a clear understanding of the opportunities available to them across the West Midlands and how to access them.


To find out more about the Summer Careers Festival and to view the upcoming events, visit

Creator: Scott L
Published: 17 June 2021