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CAVC Celebrates International Day of the Girl

16 October 2014

Cardiff and Vale College celebrates International Day of the Girl

Cardiff and Vale College has helped celebrate the International Day of the Girl with an initiative to encourage young women to take on “non-traditional” jobs.

CAVC set up in the Senedd to give young women aged 14-16 information on the wide range of academic and vocational courses plus the apprenticeships it has to offer. The College was there as part of an event hosted by Full Circle Education Solutions in partnership with Chwarae Teg and sponsored by Christine Chapman AM.

The International Day of the Girl event was aimed at highlighting non-stereotypical career options for young women. Year 11 pupils from Eastern and Cathays High Schools attended the event along with pupils from other schools from across South Wales.

“Full Circle Education Solutions were delighted to have Cardiff and Vale College involved with this important event to celebrate International Day of the Girl 2014,” Full Circle’s Director, Nikki Grant, said. “CAVC supports our mission to raise young people’s aspirations, specifically helping young women to consider non-traditional education, training and employment opportunities and challenging the barriers girls and women face which can contribute to cycles of poverty in our communities.”

Nikki continued: “Cardiff and Vale College’s presence at this event is crucial, helping us ensure young women have access to the full range of opportunities and information needed to make decisions about their future. CAVC representatives engaged with more than a hundred young women from across South Wales, inspiring girls to consider courses, apprenticeship opportunities and career paths in a range of exciting industries.”