Careers event for potash jobs boom

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EDUCATION and training providers from across the region came together at a special event to discuss the future employment opportunities the offshore wind and potash mining industries could bring to the area.

Tens of thousands of jobs are predicted to be coming to the region in the next five to 10 years in offshore wind and through the planned establishment of a new potash mine in North Yorkshire

More than 80 representatives from schools, colleges, training providers, further and higher education establishments met with industry representatives at the event, which was held in Whitby.

Organiser Matthew Parsons, employment and skills manager of Scarborough Council, said: “The day was about raising awareness of the opportunities on the horizon and starting the process of ensuring education and skills providers and employers are working together to meet the needs of the industry.”

Cllr Derek Bastiman added: “This was an excellent event bringing together educators and industry in one place to discuss the way forward.”