TELFORD YOUTHS SHINE AT COURSE CONCLUSION
A group of nine young people from Telford are the latest to have completed a life changing 12 week course, concluding with an emotional final presentation.
The students, who are all on a Prince’s Trust self development programme run by City of Wolverhampton College, shared their experiences while on the course at the Step Centre, White Chapel Way, on June 16.
Over the 12 week course, the group enjoyed a team building residential completed a community project at Birkdale Care Home, Oakengates, spent two weeks on work experience, and received CV and interview training.
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.
During the programme the young people take part in an action-packed residential week, organise fundraising activities, carry out voluntary work in the community and benefit from two weeks’ work experience with a local employer.
Participants also get help with job searches, writing a CV and interview skills, and will gain national qualifications in first aid and food safety and certificates in employability, team work and community skills.
The programme was launched in 1990 and City of Wolverhampton College has been delivering courses across the Black Country and Shropshire since September 2000 with over 2000 local young people taking part.
The Prince’s Trust aims to support 58,000 vulnerable young people this year, giving them the confidence and skills to turn their lives around. Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training.
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 www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.