A GROUP of young people have been celebrated for completing the Prince’s Trust Qualification.
An 80-strong audience, together with MP Tim Loughton and Worthing mayor Charles James, attended an award ceremony at the Empress Suite, on the seafront.
The team completed a 12-week team-building activity programme which included a New Forest outward-bound survival trip, fund-raising, work on two local community projects and two weeks of work experience during the course.
Team leader Candice Kelcey-Archbold said: “The Prince’s Trust Qualification is unquestionably the route to getting on with your life and succeeding because of its varied, engaging and informative journey. The young people have fun learning such important life-embracing skills and they make some great friends on the way.
“Personal testimonies and colourful stories of the course at the ceremony illustrated how the team had expanded their horizons, teaching them the road to becoming useful and productive citizens.
“Many, thanks to skills learnt on the course, had already found employment or were awaiting interviews because of the qualification they had worked for.”
The training also included job-search skills, writing CVs and interview skills.
More than three in four of young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training and 50,000 disadvantaged young people will have been helped by The Prince’s Trust this year.
Worthing Prince’s Trust Team programme is delivered by Asphaleia Training and partnered by Northbrook College. The course aims to give unemployed people aged 16 to 25 community awareness, skills and confidence to find a job, helping tackle local youth unemployment.