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Showcase will highlight 'hidden workforce'
7:10am Sunday 17th February 2013 in Local
AN event to showcase the skills of youngsters with moderate learning disabilities will be held in Kidderminster.
Businesses are being invited to the event at the Emily Jordan Foundation unit – set up in memory of the 21-yearold, of Trimpley, 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 untapped 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.”