Over 550 pupils, parents and carers took part in an ‘industry day’ to find out what skills local employers want from school leavers.
Organised by Business in the Community, on behalf of Barnsley Council, the industry day was a chance for teenagers to gain an insight into work and career opportunities.
Pupils from schools across Barnsley met representatives from 30 local businesses.
Ged Mcinerney, a teacher at Holy Trinity, said: “The industry day has been invaluable for the pupils involved. It has made them aware of a range of new opportunities and will help them to make better career and lifestyle choices.”
Coun Tim Cheetham, of Barnsley Council, said: “We had many positive comments from employers about how engaged with the event the young people were.”