Portsmouth college course to take on youth unemployment

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YOUTH unemployment in Portsmouth will be tackled with a 12-week college course.

Highbury College is appealing for unemployed young people to take part in a Prince’s Trust scheme to learn new skills and improve their confidence and motivation.

The programme will be based at the Highbury campus, in Cosham.

It aims to give unemployed 16-to-25-year-olds the skills and confidence to find a job.

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 qualifications.

The Prince’s Trust says that more than three in four young people on its schemes move into work, education or training.

Debbie Lyall, who oversees the trust at Highbury College, said: ‘Too many young people feel they don’t have any skills and talents, and feel they’ll never amount to anything.

‘The programme really does help them to turn their lives around, helping them into work, education or training.’

For more information about the course, call Amy Cartright on (023) 9232 8979.

You can also get in touch by emailing amy.cartwrigyht@highbury.ac.uk or debbie.lyall@highbury.ac.uk.

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