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Heritage Futures Wales conference day for young people

THE HERITAGE TRUST NETWORK is hosting a day conference to help young people discover heritage career opportunities across Wales.

Heritage Trust Network, a UK wide charity for heritage organisations, is organising a day conference, called Heritage Futures Wales, for young people (18-30) who are interested in a career in the heritage sector.

The Heritage Futures Wales event will take place on 9th March in Port Talbot and has been generously funded by Cadw, with support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) through which the Essential Network’s programme and the Heritage Trainee for Wales’ post are funded, making the day possible.

The event will offer a varied programme to show the diverse routes into heritage; with a careers panel of experts from across the sector, talks and discussions about local projects and heritage opportunities available, workshops for attendees to take part in, and a chance to network with a range of heritage professionals.

The event comes out of several strands of work that Heritage Trust Network has been developing through its National Lottery funded Essential Networks project. Part of the project includes having a Heritage Trainee in Wales who supports the Network’s work across the country, and can offer assistance to the its members in Wales.

Another section of the project includes Hertiage Trainees from across the UK working to develop Heritage Trust Network’s Youth Forum, offering peer support, co-created programming, and amplifying the voices of young people in the sector.

Izabella Maar, Heritage Trainee for Wales and event organiser said, “Working with the Network’s Youth Forum to co-develop ideas for Heritage Futures Wales has really helped to shape the layout of the day, with young people informing us what they would like from this kind of event.

“The day should be a great way to explore the different routes into the heritage sector in Wales, with information about projects happening across the country, and opportunities that participants can take part in, and the chance to network with professionals who can provide a deeper insight into the roles available.”