Career-boost course success for students

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WEST Lancashire College has celebrated the successful end of a character-building Prince’s Trust Team programme.

Young people from around the area took part in the 12-week course to learn new skills and improve their confidence and motivation.

The final presentation at the Skelmersdale-based college focused on how the experience of being on the programme affected them, where they came from and what they are planning to do next.

The participants were involved in team-building activities, a week-long residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience during the course. They also received advice on how to write CVs as well as gaining nationally-recognised qualifications.

Presentation evenings are held at the end of each Prince’s Trust course at West Lancashire College. They celebrate the achievements that learners have gained during their time on the course.

Sophie, 17, from Holland Moor, Skelmersdale said: “This course has benefitted me by allowing me to develop lots of new skills such as leadership and communicating with a range of people.

“The work placement has been a fantastic opportunity for me and has given me great experience working as a Learning Support Assistant. My confidence has really grown over the last 12 weeks and I will never forget team 39!”

The Prince’s Trust programme aims to provide unemployed young people with the skills and confidence to secure a job. Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training. The trust will help 55,000 disadvantaged young people this year, giving them the confidence and skills to turn their lives around.

For more information on the next course, which starts on January 27, call Paula Higginson on 01695 52344 or 07786 361675 or email paula.higginson@westlancs.ac.uk