During the current climate, it is widely recognised that young people have experienced difficulties, whether it is having limited opportunities to socialise, schooling, employment, security or are lacking the motivation and confidence needed to start to think about life after the pandemic. Now more than ever, it is vital to provide an opportunity for young people to gain some focus and a sense of purpose.
Starting on Monday 18 January, Kirklees College is working in partnership with West Yorkshire Fire and Service Rescue and the Prince’s Trust to deliver a 12 week ‘TEAM’ programme to enable young people to build the skillset they need to achieve their goals.
The delivery of the programme has been adapted to include a blended approach of face-to-face and digital, with a physical folder of work to complete, offering a level 1 qualification in teamwork, employability and communication skills.
The schedule of activities, including a socially distanced community project, workplace skills, employability workshops and a teamwork week, aims to build resilience and motivation amongst young people.
The programme will cover digital and presentation skills, future career planning, supporting the community, health and wellbeing, personal development and self-management skills. By partly working alongside active firefighters on an operational fire station, these skills will be enhanced through practical activities and involvement in community safety, making this a unique and Covid-secure experience.
The taster day is taking place on Wednesday 13 January by appointment only at Dewsbury Fire Station or virtually via Microsoft Teams on Thursday 14 January.
If you would like to refer yourself or someone else to the programme, please contact Annabel Pugh at the Prince’s Trust Team at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service on 07816112636.