‘Plenty of options’ for school leavers

NRHNBE101015d2, Open day at Acorn training at Knightsbridge place Ripley. Adam Carroll visiting open day and Rachel Kayes tutor in the computer training room.
NRHNBE101015d2, Open day at Acorn training at Knightsbridge place Ripley. Adam Carroll visiting open day and Rachel Kayes tutor in the computer training room.

A Ripley training centre welcomed teens nearing the end of school to an open day at its Nottingham Road HQ .

Acorn Training Academy at Knightsbridge Place invited young folk to see the facilities and courses on offer in the run up to the end of term. Sales and marketing manager Diane Hall said: “It was primarily for people leaving school looking for work, new qualifications or apprenticeships. It is very easy for young people to fall into this ‘black hole’ over the six weeks’ holiday after leaving. It’s about saying ‘don’t panic’, there are plenty of options.”

The next open day is set for August on a date to be confirmed.