A PRINCE’S Trust programme run by Cowes-based United Kingdom Sailing Academy (UKSA) and the YMCA is being offered to young people on the Isle of Wight.
'Team’ is a full-time, 12-week programme aimed at jobless youngsters aged between 16 and 25. It is free and will not affect their entitlement to Jobseeker’s Allowance.
The course aims to give young people a better chance of moving into employment, education or training and also is an opportunity for participants to make use of their current skills and learn from each other, while also acquiring a nationally recognised qualification.
The programme includes a five-day, multi-activity residential course at UKSA, a community project, two weeks of work experience and opportunities to produce or improve a CV.
More importantly, participants also get a big confidence boost and a sense of achievement.
The programme is also available for young employees who would like to develop interpersonal skills to help their long-term career prospects.
For more information, contact Lee Jones at UKSA on 01983 294941 or e-mail lee.jones@uksa.
Applications must be in by Monday, September 16 and a selection day takes place on Friday, September 20 at YMCA Winchester House, Shanklin.