The Prince’s Trust is holding two taster days at West Suffolk College next week.
The taster sessions on September 16 and 17 will run from 10am to 3pm, in advance of the organisation’s 12 week course starting on September 21.
Young people aged 16 to 25 are eligible to be considered for the course, an intensive programme to help participants develop their personal, social and team skills while building confidence.
The aim of the course is to help young people turn their lives around and find a route into the work place. Participants on Job Seekers Allowance wll be able to continue claiming their benefits.
Luke Reilly, who will be running the course, said: “The Prince’s Trust course is an excellent springboard for young people who may need some help in getting onto a career path. Many people who have been on the course then go into jobs or further education.
“Pop in to see us on one of the taster days and we will be able to talk you through whether it is the right course for you.”
It is helpful for participants to bring maths and English GSCE certifiaces, but if you have not passed these it does not prevent you from joining the course.
All learners will have an interview before starting the course. Over the 12 weeks the programme covers stages including a community project, individual work experience placement, team challenge and a five-day team building residental, culminating in a final presentation.
If successful, participants will gain a nationally recognised qualification at Level 1 or 2 and will be supported to progress onto other programmes at the college or into employment.
For more information about joining the course, call Prince’s Trust team leadere Luke Reilly on 01284 716576.