Tag: smart futures

Smart Futures “TechOver” of Manchester Youth Zone

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MYZ: TechOver was the latest of Smart Futures’ Careers Fairs which saw over 200 young people meet employers from a wide variety of sectors to learn how technology is used in different workplaces. TechOver brought local primary and secondary schools, and colleges to Manchester Youth Zone to take part in our interactive careers fair. The majority… Read more »

Smart Futures: Legal Sector Workshops

This October Half Term, our Smart Futures project has been running workshops to give young people in North Manchester an opportunity to meet professionals and learn more about the legal sector. 22 young people aged 14-18 spent three days out of their Half Term holidays that they could have spent sleeping and playing Fortnite (that’s… Read more »

Community Reporters: The Yellow Block of Harpurhey

Two weeks ago, Young Leaders Jake and Jak started training to become Community Reporters and have filmed a documentary about the impact The Factory Youth Zone has had in Harpurhey over the last 6 years since we opened. FYZ regulars can expect to see a few familiar faces sharing their experiences of working in North… Read more »

Thanks to our Work Experience Students!

Big thanks to Angela, Edith, Faith, Michael, and Ethan – they came to The Factory Youth Zone for work experience from Our Lady’s RC High School as part of out Smart Futures programme and over the last two weeks they have helped out around the office and got involved with the FAC5 and Junior sessions…. Read more »

For the Love of Construction!

It’s hard to find anything louder than the Junior Sessions on Fridays, but last month’s ‘Have a Go’ construction event shattered all expectations. Nearly 200 young people from primary and high schools across Greater Manchester joined us on Valentine’s Day for a hands-on careers event arranged by BAM and North West Construction Hub for our… Read more »