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The East Sussex Careers Hub goes from strenth to strength

CAREERS provision for secondary school students is set to receive a boost as the county council is named one of 20 Careers Hubs nationwide.

The East Sussex Careers Hub will link 40 secondary schools, special schools and colleges with employers, support organisations and higher and further education providers to improve the guidance and support offered to students.

With the help of £200,000 funding over two years East Sussex County Council, supported by Skills East Sussex, will expand projects, increase the reach of its Enterprise Coordinators and improve outcomes for young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

Cllr Bob Standley, the county council’s lead member for education and ISEND said: “Giving young people the best possible advice and support to help them embark on a career path that is right for them is incredibly important.

“Being named a Careers Hub gives us the opportunity to strengthen our links between schools, colleges, training providers and businesses within East Sussex, and give students the chance to get involved in initiatives and find out more about the world of work.”