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The Humber LEP has supported an event aimed at careers advisers to help them understand the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths in the Humber.

The event hosted by the Humber Education Business Partnership on February 10 saw academic, industry and national speakers including Phil Jones Managing Director Brother UK.

Art was added to the key subjects linked to careers in the region in the wake of Hull gaining City of Culture status to link with its cultural legacy.

The event looked at local labour market information for the Humber, how education and business can work together to get a good understanding of each other’s needs as well as discussing a range of opportunities to engage and inspire young people.

The provision of careers education information advice and guidance is one of the Humber LEP’s Employment and Skills Board’s priorities linked to its strategic aim of creating a skilled and productive Humber workforce that meets the needs of business.

Kishor Tailor, Chief Executive of the Humber LEP, who also spoke at the event said:

“The Humber LEP was delighted to help sponsor the event and to speak about the real economic opportunities for our region.  It was excellent to see so many partners and hear about their experience in the STEAM agenda.

“We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively to ensure we maximise our local talent and deliver these advantages into local careers for our Humber residents.”