Princes Trust Programme Presentation Event

Bury College was delighted to host a presentation evening to celebrate the achievements of nine young people who recently completed the Princes Trust Team Programme.

The Team Programme in Bury was made up of nine unemployed people aged between 16-25 years old and living in Bury. The 12-week personal development programme was an opportunity for individuals to gain new skills and achieve qualifications.

The Bury Team Programme, delivered by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service  and  funded by Bury College, were presented with their royal award for the outstanding contribution they had made to the community.

As part of the Bury Team Programme initiative, the group took part in a week long residential, engaged in community projects and completed work placements. This allowed the individuals to gain employability skills whilst developing their confidence.

The presentation began with opening remarks from Craig Pinder, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service Bury and Whitefield Station Manager and was delighted to celebrate the achievements of the young people.

Craig said, “This group of individuals have been exposed to securing life and employability skills as well as gaining qualifications. Huge congratulations for all their hard work and commitment throughout the course of the programme.”

The certificates were then presented by the Mayor the Bury, Councillor Dorothy Gunther, followed by closing remarks by Sandra Morton, Bury College Deputy Principal.

16-year-old Jamie Lynch from Radcliffe was one of the young people to take part. He said, “The Connexions service in Bury recommended the programme to me. I am very proud to achieve my qualification. My leadership skills have improved as well as my confidence and time-keeping.”

Ellie Rose, who lives in Prestwich, was another completer who benefitted from the programme. 19-year-old Ellie added, “I feel like this programme has changed me. I used to be so anxious and this has helped with my confidence. I have now applied to do the Level 1 Autism Awareness and Mental Health Awareness Bury College courses which I will start in June. I then plan on applying for Mental Health jobs.”

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