Angela Constance MSP, Scotland’s Minister for Youth Employment, today opened the Dundee Enterprise and Jobs Fair at the Caird Hall.
Accompanied by Cllr Bill Campbell, Depute Convenor of City Development at Dundee City Council, the MSP chatted to school pupils attending the jobs fair.
There were over 60 stalls at the event including Job Centre Plus, Skills Development Scotland, training providers, representatives of higher and further education institutions, jobs agencies and employers with vacancies such as Michelin, Gowrie Care.
Commenting, Cllr Campbell said: “The Dundee Enterprise and Jobs fair is a valuable event hosted by Dundee City Council and key partners, and it allows S4/5 pupils to see the range of opportunities on offer locally.
“There are motivational talks and exhibition events plus lots of advice and guidance on careers and training. The event is open to the general public in the afternoon.”
The picture shows the Minister with Cllr Campbell, staff of the Business Gateway and Grove Academy pupils at the event.
West End Councillor, Vari McDonald, has welcomed an initiative aimed at reducing the amount of alcohol accessed by under 18 year olds. The ‘Pause to Think’ campaign is co-ordinated by Dundee Focus on Alcohol, and will run for three months over the summer.
Commenting on ‘Pause to Think’, Ms McDonald stated:
“This campaign is an excellent initiative which aims at reducing the amount of alcohol accessed by under 18 year olds. ‘Pause to Think’ focuses on the promotion of responsible sales practises by off sales shops, and targets adults who buy alcohol for young people.
“What many adults don’t realise is that they could face fines of up to £5,000 if they are caught buying alcohol for anyone under the age of 18.
“I know that under-age drinking is an issue for our local communities in Dundee, and I hope that the campaign will make a difference to tackling this problem. I would also urge local off sales staff to get behind ‘Pause to Think’, by displaying their posters and making sure they know how to spot an adult who might be getting alcohol for young people.”
‘Pause to Think’ is launched on 14th June by Dundee Focus on Alcohol, with the support of Tayside Police and Dundee Community Safety Partnership.