Achievements of Prince’s Trust students are recognised
- Credit: Archant Norfolk
The achievements of students, who were not in education, in completing the 12-week Prince's Trust programme with City College Norwich were recognised in a celebration event held at The Forum.
The ten Prince's Trust team members spoke about their achievements and their own personal highlights from the programme.
The 16-25 year old students, all of whom were previously not in education, employment or training, testified to the impact the intensive programme had on them.
The activities the young people took part in included outdoor pursuits on a residential, a community project chosen by the students and a team challenge.
For their community project, the students helped to restore a historic 19th century lifeboat at Winterton.
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These projects and experiences have given the students opportunities to develop valuable life skills and skills for employment, helped to increase their confidence and enabled them to gain recognised qualifications to add to their CV.
From September, the college will be expanding its provision for young people not in education, employment and training.
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Working with key partners such as JobCentre Plus and the MINT employment agency, students will have access to a wider range of re-engagement programmes and activities, which will be even more flexible and tailored to individuals' needs.
Emma Roberts, Prince's Trust team leader at City College Norwich said: 'End of team presentations are always a great occasion because it's the end of the team and the team members are all moving on to fantastic things.
'It's also a bit sad and emotional seeing the students move on, after getting to know them so well and having seen how much they have achieved through the project.'
For more information about the college's re-engagement provision for young people not in education, employment or training, phone the Advice Shop on 01603 773773.