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Opportunities for young people and employers at PDA Trade Show

A trade event in Harrogate is set to boost opportunities for young people and employers.

The Painting and Decorating Association (PDA) is hosting a Trade Show alongside its Annual National Conference at The Majestic Hotel, Harrogate in November.

And, in a bid to boost employment and training opportunities for young people in the area, the PDA has teamed up with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to provide information about grant funding for apprenticeships and training during the two-day event.

Diane Wood, CITB Account Co-ordinator for the PDA, said: “We have grants available for companies registered with us to assist with apprenticeships and training.

“We are keen to ensure that employers who offer apprenticeships and training claim any grants they may be entitled to as we feel our schemes are an important part of supporting businesses, investing in young people and safeguarding the future of the industry.”

The Trade Show will also feature stands from manufacturers and associate members, offering demonstrations, give-aways and information about the latest products and techniques.

Chief Executive of the PDA, Neil Ogilvie, said:

The PDA Trade Show is a great opportunity for people working in the construction sector to find out more about employment opportunities, the latest developments within the industry and new products and services.

We’re ready to welcome the painters and decorators of the future at this event as well as our stalwart members from across the North.

The PDA Trade Show is at the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, on Friday, 1 November 2013 from noon until 6pm and Saturday, 2 November 2013 from 10am until 3pm.

Admission is free and the event is open to all.

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