College To Start Prince's Trust Team Programme

From January a free programme to help young unemployed people get into education or training is being offered by East Durham College.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme is an exciting personal development programme for unemployed young people aged 16-25 years. The programme is specially designed to help them to decide on their futures.

The programme is being offered for the first time by East Durham College at their Houghall Campus, in partnership with youth charity The Prince’s Trust.

Jane Pringle, Head of the Houghall Campus, explains: “The 12 week programme will provide the learners with a range of exciting experiences. They will become part of a team to help learn the importance of team work, spend an action-packed week in a residential activity centre and undertake special projects based in the local community.

“The Prince’s Trust programme is an innovative and proven way for young people who have perhaps not had the best start in life at home or school to start to realise their potential.”

The students will also complete a work placement, participate in a team challenge involving caring for others and stage a team presentation. They will also be given the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications.

Since its success launch in 1990, over 115,000 people have taken part in the programme.

If you're looking for adventure, direction, new skills, new challenges and fun, then this could be the programme for you. If you're unemployed, aged 16 to 25 and unsure about your future please call Student Services for more details on 0191 375 4710.