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St Helens College has received national recognition for their tireless work to help young people get back into education or employment.

St Helens College scoop Princes Trust AwardSt Helens College has received national recognition for their tireless work to help young people get back into education or employment.

The College, which has a long standing history of delivering The Prince's Trust Team Programme, has been named winner of the charity's North West Team Programme Delivery Award. The accolade helps to mark celebrations for the Team programmes 25th Anniversary. This follows the college being named as one of the best performing Prince's Trust partners in the country last year.

David M Taylor, from local company DTC Associates, works closely with the College's Prince Trust Team Programme. He says, "The staff themselves are hardworking, with always a cheerful word or hand for those that struggle in the early days of the programme. After 12 weeks the transformation in the learners is always amazing."

The Prince's Trust Team Programme is designed for 16 – 25 year olds who are seeking the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills and improve their long term career prospects. The team at St Helens College have worked with 75 teams throughout the years, helping over 750 learners.

The learners work together on community renovation projects which they spend three weeks preparing and planning for, as well as carrying out a number of fundraising activities and reaching out to local businesses for donations of equipment and materials. With the team's support and hard work their learners have accumulated over £176,000 worth of materials and labour for local community projects.

St Helens College's Deputy Principal Rob Molloy was presented with the North West Team Programme Delivery Award by Paula Molyneux, Barclays Bank Community Investment Team representative at the Town Centre Campus, last week.

Victoria Kelly, Curriculum Leader at St Helens College for Princes' Trust said, "We are delighted to have received the award and recognition for all of our hard work. The team at St Helens College have worked tirelessly for almost two decades and the result of their hard work has been life changing for their learners. The award is a credit to both the staff, past and present, who have worked so hard and the inspiring young people who have taken part."

David M Taylor said, "The team at St Helens are an inspiration to all and I am proud to be associated with them. I could not recommend a team more deserving of recognition."

The Prince's Trust Team Programme at St Helens College has start dates throughout the year, to find out about more information call 0800 99 66 99.

Why join our Prince's Trust Team?

Recognised Qualification

Gain a recognised qualification to reach the next step of your future.

Benefits

This programme does not affect your Jobseeker’s Allowance.

Community Projects

You’ll work on a community project and team building residential.

Employability

You’ll enhance your CV and boost your confidence.

Develop Your Skills

You’ll make lots of friends and use skills you thought you never had.

Progression

You’ll be able to progress onto a full-time course or employment.