Students on the Path to Success thanks to Course

Prince's Trust

Students from City of Wolverhampton College are on the path to success, thanks to an innovative Prince’s Trust programme in Walsall designed to prepare them for work or study.

The group of 12 students, who are all on a 12 week Prince’s Trust Programme delivered by the college in partnership with Brownhills Police, were presented with their certificates at a special presentation evening at Brownhills Community Centre on February 11.

As part of their programme the group spent two weeks revamping a nature garden at Ogley Hay Nursery School. They raised the cash needed for the work by carrying out a bag pack at a local supermarket, organising a cake bake and Christmas market and taking part in a sponsored walk.

The students also enjoyed the Black Country Olympics at Kinver and visited a farm with a group of adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

The students are now moving on to further courses, apprenticeships or full-time employment.

Parvin Begum, aged 20, said: “I think the past 12 weeks have benefited us all as we have all grown into ourselves and are now ready to face the working world.”

Team Leader Helen Fenton said: “It’s been a pleasure to work alongside 12 fantastic, young people who have given so much over the 12 week programme – they are a credit to their generation “

The Prince’s Trust Team programme gives unemployed young people aged 16 to 25 the chance to learn new skills and improve their confidence and self-esteem through a range of outdoor activities, community work and work experience.

For more information on the Team programme contact The Prince’s Trust team at City of Wolverhampton College on 01902 836000. The college welcomes offers from individuals and businesses to support the delivery of the programme by offering work experience, mock interviews or voluntary projects.

For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit or call 0800 842 842.

City of Wolverhampton College offers a range of courses for people living in Wolverhampton, Bilston, Walsall, Dudley, Halesowen, Stourbridge, Bridgnorth, Sandwell and the wider West Midlands area. These include short, evening courses, both part-time and full-time qualifications, A Levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, university level courses and foundation degrees and courses for the unemployed.

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