Youngsters learn about world of work
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.