As a follow-up to Black History Month, artists, YouTubers, fashion designers and representatives of other industries from the Black community, passed on their careers advice and words of wisdom to the young people. The event also featured performances from singers Francesca and Misha B.
Manchester United legend Wes Brown opened the event with a Q&A about his own career and experiences of when he was a young footballer. He said: “There’s a lot of people in different areas of work that have come in to speak and I was one of them. It was good; I really enjoyed it.”
After a successful pilot event last year, students aged 14 and 15 across ten partner schools rotated around the careers carousel engaging with professionals from a variety of sectors.
Guests from across Manchester and the UK were able to not only talk about their career pathways but their experiences throughout. Troy Condor, Manchester United Academy Development Coach and Scout, said: “Growing up as a young black youth in Manchester, I have gone through quite a few difficulties in different environments and having different barriers, so for me to give some insight of what I went through and where I am now, I think it’s quite an inspiration for them and sets a few good examples.”