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Event to showcase skills of youngsters with learning disabilities
8:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013 in News
AN event to showcase the skills of youngsters with moderate learning disabilities will be held in Kidderminster.
Local businesses are being invited to the event, which will be held at the Emily Jordan Foundation unit - which was set up in memory of the 21-year-old, of Trmipley, who died riverboarding in New Zealand in 2008 - in Finepoint Way next Tuesday from 5.30pm until 6.30pm.
Wyre Forest MP Mark Garnier, who is backing the event, said: “Everybody has something to offer in the workplace and sometimes we need to be shown that preconceptions can be misplaced.
“There is a wealth of un-tapped skills and attributes in this hidden workforce which I am sure will benefit many businesses.”
Emily’s father Chris, chairman of trustees for the charity, said: “These individuals are reliable and hard working and can bring a great deal to business if given the opportunity to show their skills working at their ability level.”
He added the aim of the event was for businesses to come along and speak to the young people.