Young­sters learn about world of work

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

Ash­ford stu­dents from the Cat­a­lyst Pro­gramme run by Young Kent at­tended a work­shop on em­ploy­ment skills and team build­ing at the Kent In­victa Cham­ber head of­fice at Sev­ing­ton as part of their study pro­gramme.

Young Kent ex­ists to sup­port young peo­ple, youth clubs and the youth sec­tor across Kent and Med­way and its Cat­a­lyst Pro­gramme helps un­em­ployed young peo­ple aged 18-25 to build their con­fi­dence, self-es­teem and mo­ti­va­tion for the world of work.

The Cham­ber was in­vited to of­fer a work­shop for th­ese young peo­ple as part of their six week pro­gramme and Cham­ber chief ex­ec­u­tive Jo James was de­lighted to help by invit­ing the group of 10 young peo­ple along to the Cham­ber head­quar­ters where they took part in a twohour ses­sion that in­cor­po­rated team­work, cre­ative thought, pre­sen­ta­tion skills and work­ing on costs and bud­gets.

Jo James was then in­vited to at­tend the group’s pre­sen­ta­tion evening at the Stan­hope Cen­tre on Fe­bru­ary 17 where she pre­sented each group mem­ber with a cer­tifi­cate of par­tic­i­pa­tion from the Cham­ber.

The Cham­ber has strong links with lo­cal schools to help stu­dents in the bor­ough bridge the gap be­tween education and busi­ness through a range of ac­tiv­i­ties to de­velop work skills.

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