Move to help young jobless

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Unemployed youngsters from the Alfreton area are being urged to take part in a Prince’s Trust course aimed at improving their confidence and motivation.

The Prince’s Trust Team from Derby College is behind the 12-week couse which will be based in Alfreton and will help to tackle youth unemployment in Amber Valley.

The course will aim to give unemployed 16 to 25-year-olds the skills and confidence they need to find a job, says the college.

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.

Three in four young people on Prince’s Trust schemes move into work, education or training, figures show.

The trust will help 55,000 disadvantaged young people this year, giving them the confidence and skills to turn their lives around, said a spokesman.

For more information on the course, please call Brian Caulton on 07973 963143 or 01773 521448 or email: brian.caulton@derby-college.ac.uk. The course is free for participants as bus fares are refunded and there is no loss of benefits for participants who are in receipt of Jobseekers’ Allowance.

For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit www.princes-trust.org.uk or call 0800 842 842.

The Prince’s Trust has been in operation for more than 30 years and gives practical and financial support, developing key workplace skills such as confidence and 
motivation. It works with young people aged from 13 to 30, who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the police.

It has helped more than 700,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each working day.