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Prince’s Trust course sees latest success at West Suffolk College




The initiative set up by West Suffolk College and the Prince's Trust sees its five recruits celebrate after completing the course
The initiative set up by West Suffolk College and the Prince's Trust sees its five recruits celebrate after completing the course

A West Suffolk College course designed to help young people into the world of work has celebrated the achievements of its latest recruits.

Students on the Team 34 course, which is run at the college in conjunction with the Prince’s Trust, have completed their 12-week, full-time, course which included organising community and fundraising projects.

Other parts of the initiative involved completing classroom-based activities, a team-building residential trip and a local work placement ensured all five students left with a bespoke qualification.

Jade Morton, West Suffolk College’s team leader for the Prince’s Trust programme, said: “The programme was set up to provide a platform for 16 to 25 year-olds who may have found mainstream education a little difficult.

“They may have a lack of confidence or struggle with anxiety or mental health issues. But this course can help overcome this while also preparing students for their next steps.

The team leader also said that due to the success of the Team 34 programme some students had returned to West Suffolk College to continue their education or went straight into employment.

The Team 34 students this year were Lewis Rose, Charlie Wright, Zack Harvey, Jessica Reeves and Melissa Fletcher.

The programme is now looking for its next recruits – dubbed Team 35 – for its new programme starting in September.

For more information of the programme, email jade.morton@wsc.ac.uk.



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