COUNCIL chiefs wants young people’s views on education and work.

Powys residents between the ages of 11 and 19 are being asked for their views on the worlds of post- 16 work and education.

Powys County Council is running an online survey to find out why those who are over 16 made the decisions they did on completing compulsory education.

The council is asking under 16 year olds what direction they think they may choose when the time comes.

The project compliments the council’s work as a key partner of the Positive Pathways Partnership which last week held a careers festival for 3,000 students at Llanelwedd.

Councillor Myfanwy Alexander, portfolio holder for learning and the Welsh language, she said: “We are committed to helping young people in Powys make the best possible decisions regarding their future in a changing world of work and in order to do that, we need to understand the decisions they are currently making.

"We want to help them explore career and education options, finding the path which suits them”

The survey asks students about the subjects they wish to study which will help the council with its curriculum planning. It also highlights the growth employment areas and seeks young people’s attitudes towards these career choices.

The survey can be found at and will be open until midnight on Sunday, April 7.

Once the survey has closed, the council will be holding a series of focus groups in schools around the county to delve deeper into the responses.