It’s Arrived and it’s Free – Training Opportunity for Young People with the Prince’s Trust in Okehampton.
If you are between the age of 16 and 25 years of age, and really lost as to what to do with your life right now, then why not take on this exciting challenge, you might be amazed as to what you could achieve.
This 12 weeks personal development programme has been set up by The Prince’s Trust and Torridge Training Services (TTS) to help young people who are currently not in education, training or employment to explore other opportunities which could lead them on the way to a career path.
On completion of the course, people will gain a level 1 qualification the Prince’s Trust Certificate in Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills and a First Aid certificate.
If in doubt as to whether the course is right for you, or you would like to be put forward for this exciting programme starting on Tuesday 8th May 2012, please contact Alex Cooley – mobile: 07595 206524 email email@example.com
Team is a 12-week personal development course, offering work experience, qualifications, practical skills, community projects and a residential week.
How does it help?
More than 70% of unemployed participants go on to jobs, training or education within three months of completing.
Through building their confidence and motivation, Team members are encouraged to think about their futures; this includes preparing a post-programme development plan. During the 12 weeks they:
- Uncover hidden talents
- Assume some responsibility for tasks
- Develop team-working and communication skills
- Gain awareness of their local community and how they can contribute to it
- Gain nationally recognised qualifications
How does it work?
Young people join a team of up to 15 participants. A team typically comprises around 12 unemployed people and one or two employed people sponsored by their employers.
During the 12 week programme, Team members:
- Spend a week away at a residential activity centre
- Undertake a project based in their local community
- Complete a work placement
- Participate in a team challenge, involving caring for others
- Stage a team presentation, during which they recount their experiences
Who is eligible?
Young people aged 16 – 25:
- Especially if they are part of The Trust’s other target groups, which are: people leaving care, young offenders, educational underachievers and the long term unemployed
What do employees gain?
A massive boost in skills and confidence. A recent survey showed:
- 90% felt they could work more effectively with others in a team
- 84% reported they would be more willing to take responsibility for projects in the future
- Over 115,000 people have taken part since the programme was launched in 1990
- The programme is available at over 300 locations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland