Prince’s Trust team celebrate success at Highbury College
A group of young people aged 16 through 25 have celebrated the successful completion of a programme with The Prince’s Trust at a rewarding presentation evening at Highbury College.
The programme spanned 12 weeks, and included a week’s residential in the New Forest, where they took on a variety of challenges such as archery, high ropes, night walks, and canoeing up to Beaulieu.
BAE Systems, Captec, and Woodcot Primary School were among the local businesses who got involved with the programme, offering individual work placements.
There was a World of Work day held on Cunard’s Queen Elizabeth ship. Training covered interview techniques and CV writing, to further help participants plan for their future while gaining valuable life skills.
The group also led a community project helping fund and complete renovations at St. George’s Church in Portsea, decorating the church hall and replanting borders in the ground.
The Prince’s Trust run the programme — dubbed the ‘TEAM Programme’ — at Highbury College in January, May, and September each year. It’s completely free to join, and aims to re-engage young people, helping them achieve a nationally-recognised accreditation whilst raising self-esteem and motivation.
These youngsters are testament to the programme’s success, where more than 70% of unemployed participants go on to jobs, training, or further education.
Find out more about Prince’s Trust’s TEAM Programme by calling 02392 328 979, texting TEAM to 07770 233 973, or emailing [email protected].
The Prince’s Trust is a youth charity who help young people aged 13 through 30 get into jobs, education, and training. Find out more about their work on their website »