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Prince’s Trust Programme now available in Antrim

Launching the details of the NRC Princes Trust Programme in Antrim to Jobs & Benefits staff are Roisin McGuickin, Charlotte Crothers Princes Trust Job Ambassador, NRC Lecturer Gerry Drake, NRC Lecturer Martina Smith with Heather Hall and Angela Napier.

Launching the details of the NRC Princes Trust Programme in Antrim to Jobs & Benefits staff are Roisin McGuickin, Charlotte Crothers Princes Trust Job Ambassador, NRC Lecturer Gerry Drake, NRC Lecturer Martina Smith with Heather Hall and Angela Napier.

THE Northern Regional College is pleased to announce that the Prince’s Trust Programme will now be offered to young people in the Antrim area.

The programme will commence from March 4 and will run from the Women’s Aid Centre, Grace House, 17 Fountain Street, Antrim.

The course is open to all young people aged 16-25 years who are not currently in full-time education, training or employment.

Students on the programme will participate in outdoor pursuits, team building projects, planning and community projects, have the opportunity to gain experience within a work placement, develop their skills in preparing CV’s, job applications, interview skills and obtain career advice.

Speaking about the programme at a presentation to Jobs & Benefits staff in Antrim, Charlotte Crothers, a former NRC student, outlined the benefits of her experience and how she had gone from unemployed to now working as an Ambassador with the Prince’s Trust.

She said: “The Princes Trust programme gave me the confidence and motivation to pursue a career in youth work and provided me with the opportunity of a better future.

“My favourite part of the course was my two week work placement in the YMCA Parents and Kids together (PAKT). Since completing my work placement I have also now started to volunteer in the Y.M.C.A one to two nights a week. The programme enabled me to establish a passion for youth work and this is now my 
chosen career.”

Upon completion of her programme, Charlotte was accepted onto the Springboard Wider Horizons Youth Work & Community Development course where she traavelled to Cape Town, South Africa for a six week community work project.

She then progressed and accepted an unpaid post as volunteer with the Princes Trust and in January 2013 she took up her new role as a paid ambassador.

NRC Lecturer Martina Smith said: “We are delighted to offer the young people in the Antrim area the opportunity to participate in this programme. The course is free to the student and it does not affect a 
young person’s benefits.

“We ensure that the programme is delivered in a fun and interactive way, while challenging at the same time.”

For further information on this programme at NRC you can contact Martina Smith on 07515169401 or email info@nrc.ac.uk. Alternatively you can download further information from the website at www.nrc.ac.uk

 

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