9th December 2015
Barking & Dagenham College is offering unemployed young people the opportunity to take part in a 12-week Prince?s Trust course to learn new skills and improve their confidence, motivation and career prospects.
The Prince’s Trust Team programme will be based at the College’s Rush Green campus and will help to tackle youth unemployment in the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham.A nationally recognised qualification that is valued by employers
The course will give unemployed 16 to 25 year-olds the skills and confidence to find a job. Young people will get involved in team building activities, a week-long residential trip, a community project and two weeks of work experience during the course. They will also get advice on how to write CVs as well as gaining nationally recognised qualifications that are valued by employers.
Currently, nearly 40 per cent of young people aged 16-24 in Barking and Dagenham are unemployed, the highest of all London Boroughs. (Thirty-nine per cent (10,800) of 16-24-year-olds in Barking and Dagenham are unemployed. Annual Population Survey, Office for National Statistics, July 2014-June 2015.)Confidence and Skills
Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training. The Prince’s Trust will help 55,000 disadvantaged young people this year, giving them the confidence and skills to turn their lives around.
Jackie Hadley, Head of Employability at Barking & Dagenham College, said:
“Many young people don’t recognise that they have untapped skills and talents that, if nurtured, can help them to succeed in life and work. The Team programme really does help them to turn their lives around, helping them into work, education or training.”For more information on the course, please call Jackie Hadley 020 3667 0144 or email by following this link.