Leading businesses help parents understand critical skills for the future of work

Published: January 19, 2022

Allstate NI, EY and Herbert Smith Freehills are set to bring parents together in an online event to explore the skills and attributes needed to prepare school leavers for the future of work.

The latest installment in the 'Your Child, Their Future' series will focus on 'Future Skills' and explore the technical abilities and personal traits required for a successful career in the industries and sectors of today.

Your Child Their Future — Future SKills.

As global businesses at the forefront of digital and professional services and with significant workforces in Northern Ireland, the companies will provide a diverse range of opinions and information from industry experts who are parents themselves.

The free online event, which will take place on Tuesday 1 February, will hear from:

  • Carol Fitzsimons MBE, Chief Executive at Young Enterprise NI
  • Jenna Bell, Business Development Manager at the Chartered Institute of Building
  • Rose Mary Stalker, Founder of 4C Ur Future

Hosted by former BBC Northern Ireland journalist Sarah Travers, the virtual parent's evening is an informal opportunity to chat with professionals about how best to support the younger generations as they embark on their careers.

Rather than a lecture or recruitment event, it is a relaxed online session that will provide opportunities to ask questions or alternatively sit back and listen to expert advice.

'Your Child, Their Future: Future Skills' will take place from 5 — 6pm on Tuesday 1 February 2022. For more information or to register for the event, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-child-their-future-future-skills-tickets-223367687767

John Healy, Vice President & Managing Director at Allstate NI said:
"We are looking forward to hosting another 'Your Child, Their Future' event and providing direction to parents and young people as they navigate the final years of education and consider their next steps. In technology, job roles evolve and change quickly in line with continued advancements and developments in the modern world. This can be daunting for pupils as they prepare for careers that don't yet exist, but we know that a number of fundamental skills and attributes will always be valued by employers."

"In our latest event, we will hear from professionals who are well regarded in their fields for their expert views and insights on how best to kickstart your career. I encourage anyone feeling uncertain about their next steps, or who would like to know more about the opportunities that exist for their children, to join us to discuss the skills of the future."