Fire­fight­ers put trust in teams

Runcorn & Widnes Weekly News - - Yourviews -

FIRE­FIGHT­ERS are re­cruit­ing a team of young peo­ple from Hal­ton to take part in the next Prince’s Trust pro­gramme.

The pro­gramme is based at Run­corn Fire Sta­tion and is a 12-week course that gives young peo­ple be­tween the ages of 16 and 25 the op­por­tu­nity to learn skills, com­plete qual­i­fi­ca­tions and gain greater self-con­fi­dence.

It will be­gin on Mon­day, Jan­uary 30.

The stu­dents were also treated to an in­spir­ing dis­cus­sion about the dig­i­tal in­dus­try, the dif­fer­ent skills that are re­quired to be suc­cess­ful and the many dif­fer­ent job roles in the sec­tor.

River­side Col­lege games de­sign tu­tor Ryan Turner said: “Hav­ing the in­put of suc­cess­ful, lo­cal pro­fes­sion­als re­ally

Cheshire Fire And Res­cue Ser­vice (CFRS) Prince’s Trust project co­or­di­na­tor Tam­sen Lesko said: “This pro­gramme is de­signed to help de­velop young peo­ple’s skills and con­fi­dence through prac­ti­cal com­mu­nity projects and work ex­pe­ri­ence.

“The pri­mary fo­cus here is team work within the com­mu­nity, which sup­ports our lo­cal neigh­bour­hoods.

“Ex­pe­ri­ence shows us that 80% of all grad­u­ates from the pro­gramme have helped the stu­dents to in­ter­act with the tasks ef­fec­tively and pro­vided them tech­niques that they can ap­ply to both their stud­ies and also their fu­ture ca­reers.

“The in­sight from Michael and Luma has re­ally helped the stu­dents to en­gage with a va­ri­ety of job roles that they hadn’t pre­vi­ously con­sid­ered.” ● gone on to achieve things as a re­sult, this in­cludes get­ting back into, or go­ing for­ward into, ed­u­ca­tion or gain­ing em­ploy­ment and train­ing.”

CFRS has had a strong part­ner­ship with the Prince’s Trust for more than 20 years and con­tin­ues to ex­pe­ri­ence ben­e­fits from the work it does.

The pro­gramme aims to move young peo­ple into full time em­ploy­ment and job -elated train­ing.

Pro­gramme man­ager Ja­son McTigue said: “This ● 12-week pro­gramme is per­fect for any young per­son who is stuck in a rut or needs some­thing chal­leng­ing to do. The pro­gramme is all about help­ing young peo­ple meet their full po­ten­tial.

“We are ask­ing any­one be­tween 16 to 25 years of age who would like to gain qual­i­fi­ca­tions, im­prove mo­ti­va­tion, self-con­fi­dence, and be part of a Prince’s Trust team to get in touch.”

For more in­for­ma­tion call 07817 691 030.

Luma Man­ina and Michael Braith­waite with River­side stu­dents and their work

Team­work is a vi­tal part of the Prince’s Trust train­ing pro­gramme

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