CXK Passes Prince's Trust Milestone

Tuesday 30th May 2017

A dozen young people helped CXK pass a major milestone after completing the Prince’s Trust Team Programme – becoming the 100th group to undertake the skills and confidence-building course through CXK. 

As part of the 12-week programme, the group – made up of 16-25 year olds not in education, employment or training – carried out voluntary work at the Arts in Ramsgate community centre, helping to transform its overgrown garden, undertook work placements at local businesses including Arts in Ramsgate itself, Quex Park and a nursery in Whitstable, and gained a nationally recognised qualification in Employability, Teamwork and Community Skills.

The Team programme, launched by HRH Prince of Wales in 1990, helps young people who face significant barriers to gaining employment in the long-term by providing them with confidence, motivation and work-related skills.

To date, CXK has helped more than 1,000 people pass through the programme. Courses are held regularly across the county – with locations including Thanet, Maidstone, Dartford, Sittingbourne and Folkestone.

Brendan Hammond, Delivery Partner Manager at CXK, a charitable organisation that supports young people and families across the South East, said: “We are incredibly proud to have completed our 100th Prince’s Trust Team programme and helped more than 1,000 young people across Kent in the process.

“The course helps people uncover hidden talents, assume responsibility for tasks and overcome barriers, giving them the confidence and skills to take the next steps; moving into employment, education, training, volunteering or an apprenticeship.

“We look forward to helping many more young people in the months and years ahead.”