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Prince’s Trust project learners celebrate success

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Learners from Wakefield College gathered to celebrate their success recently following the successful completion of their Prince’s Trust qualification. Students on the 12 week programme were joined by staff, friends, families and other VIPs as they reflected over their learning and received their certificates of achievement.

The Prince's Trust is a charity, first established in 1976 by the Prince of Wales that aims to support youngsters aged between 13 and 30 who are either unemployed or are struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.

The organisation provides participants with various programmes designed to build confidence and motivation through work experience opportunities, volunteer-based schemes and local community work.

Team Leader Duncan Lindsay commented: “This group of young people have had a lot to cope with in their lives, both before and during the 12 weeks of the Team Programme. We have tried to give them a consistent, understanding learning environment, and the programme has given them focus and purpose. They have shaped their own course, made their own decisions, and coped with their own setbacks. This is not an easy course; what they have achieved, they have achieved in adversity. They can all be proud of completing this programme.”

The students worked with a number of local businesses and organisations including Nando’s, Maplins, Dewsbury Diner, Elite training, Next Generation, Diva’s, Pets at Home, The ABLE Project, Crossroads Assistance For Babies In Need, Pontefract Family Centre, WDH.

For more information on the Wakefield College Prince’s Trust project, please call 07546 770327.

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CONTACT: For more information email info@wakefield.ac.uk, or telephone 01924 789789.
DATE: 10 April, 2015

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