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A CAREERS fair is being held at a college to help Year 9 pupils make choices about their future.

East Durham College, in Willerby Grove, Peterlee, has been working in partnership with local schools to bring together a wide range of employers, training providers, armed forces, other further education colleges, sixth forms and universities for the event, which is expected to attract more than 700 pupils.

The aim is to help give the young people as much information as possible about the options available to them when they finish school and beyond.

Pupils from St Bede’s Catholic Comprehensive School, The Academy at Shotton Hall, both in Peterlee, and Wingate’s Wellfield School along with Seaham School of Technology will attend the careers exhibition which will take place on Tuesday, February 7.

Sally Hudson, a vice-principal at the college, said: “This will be the second time we have held this event specifically for Year 9 pupils.

“It’s very important to help young people to start thinking about what they might do after school and what career they’d like to pursue.”

For more information on attending or exhibiting, call student services on (0191) 5188222.