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Baldock's fire station to host young people's development programme

PUBLISHED: 15:19 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 15:19 21 September 2018

The Prince's Trust Team programme is coming to Letchworth. Picture: Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue

The Prince's Trust Team programme is coming to Letchworth. Picture: Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue

Jack Semple

Baldock's fire station is running a 12-week course for young people to encourage confidence, motivation and to help them think about their future.

The Prince’s Trust Team programme welcomes a group of 15 young people, who will work together to carry out a range of tasks to benefit their community.

It offers the opportunity for young people to recognise their own learning and gain a nationally recognised qualification for their personal progress.

What makes the programme different?

• Team members develop and implement practical solutions to real situations – it is not classroom based learning

• It brings together people of different abilities, circumstances and backgrounds

• It contributes directly to the local community

• It leads to nationally recognised qualifications

• It encourages self-assessment and enables team members to create their own development plans

For socially excluded young people, the benefits of joining The Prince’s Trust Team programme can be enormous:

• 70 per cent of unemployed members go on to a job, education or training within three months of completing their team.

• The programme gives young people the self-esteem to achieve their own results. It enables them to uncover their hidden talents and develop their skills, confidence and motivation in order to increase their employability.

The next team starts on Monday, October 1. For further information, contract the team leader Rachel Mutch on 07824 837506 or email rachel.mutch@hertfordshire.gov.uk.

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