HUNDREDS of young people were given the opportunity last weekend to learn more about their options after school. Youth iExpo at the Centro Muncipal de Ocio in Torrevieja was the first ever event in the region dedicated especially to teenagers and was a fun and informative event giving youngsters an insight in to what is available for them here in Spain which in turn will help them to make informed decisions about their future.
“Youth Tube was an initiative we ran last year which prompted this,” explains Simon Baldock from Viva TV, “We were keen to do something for young people and Youth Tube was a series of short videos about their life in Spain and from this we came up with the idea of an exhibition.”
Torrevieja Town Hall worked closely with Viva TV and brought the very best exhibitors and other participating groups to the Youth iExpo. Elche, Alicante and Murcia Universities were present along with Torrevieja Hospital, Spanish Armada, local government agencies and volunteer organisations.
The Town Hall provided coaches on Friday morning to ship school children to the event as Mayor Eduardo Dolon showed his support in opening Youth iExpo. There was a more casual feel on the Saturday with the focus on entertainment, sport and leisure with a number of organisations and clubs giving demonstrations from hip hop and urban dance to graffiti and rugby.
Practical advise was also on hand in CV writing and interview techniques and ‘Youth Ambassadors’ who are already enjoying great success in their chosen careers were there to inspire.
“We also have a number of media companies here offering work placements to people with a genuine interest in media and Easyads are actually hoping to find a new employee. There are here to offer a proper contracted job to someone” said Simon Baldock.
It is a unique scheme for the area targeted at 16-18 year-olds to fully make the most the their potential and see what is available to them.