EARLY in the New Year, a group of young Thurrock people will be working hard to help themselves and the community.
The search is on for the next Prince’s Trust team aimed at unemployed people aged between 16 and 25 who will finish the 12-week course with four recognisable qualifications – Level 2 Food and Hygiene, First Aid, Level 2 Health and Safety, and the Prince’s Trust national Certificate Level 1 Employment, Teamwork and Community Skills.
A taster day is being held on Wednesday, 22 January at Thurrock Adult Community College, Richmond Rd, Grays, between 10.30am and 2.30pm, and the course itself begins on Tuesday 28 January.
Over the 12 weeks of the course the team will take part in a residential week away from the borough, work in and for the community, and have work experiences.
The aim is to help the young people develop and improve their skills as well as working towards nationally recognised qualifications.
During the course the team will find a project that helps the local community, in the past these have included building a sensory garden for children with special needs, repainting a hostel for homeless people, and building a pond for a local primary school.
The team has to decide how much the materials for the project will cost then organise fundraising events to pay for them before producing a time plan to keep them on target during their project.
To find out more about the work of the Prince’s Trust in Thurrock go along to the taster day or call or text 07795644675 or 07747 621782.