According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics, unemployment rates in the Midlands are at nearly 6.5 per cent, which is why the regional provider of the nationwide voluntary programme called National Citizen Service (NCS) is urging teenagers in the region to join its first-ever Spring programme.
Phil Everett, communications manager for NCS EM1, said: “With just one week to go before our first programme of 2014 begins, a few spaces are still available for 15-17 year-olds looking to make the most of their half term this year.
“Set to start this Friday, this NCS programme offers local young people a week to build important skills, like teamwork and communication, while making new friends, having fun and taking on new challenges that will help improve university and job applications.”
Costing £35, the programme includes a three-night stay at PGL Caythorpe in Lincolnshire, three days working with local businesses to improve employability skills and a social action project that provides teens the chance to give back to their local communities.
To register interest and receive detailed information about the half term programme, visit http://www.ncsem1.org.uk/young-people and fill out the form.
NCS is a government-backed initiative that takes part during summer holiday and select school half terms to provide young people the opportunity to take part in activities that help increase job prospects, develop important life skills, create lasting friendships and take in new life experiences.
The Lincolnshire and Rutland Education Business Partnership (EBP) has been selected to run NCS for young people in Lincolnshire, Rutland, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire during 2014. The EBP is currently leading a team of delivery partners across the four counties, under the name of NCS EM1.
For more information, visit www.ncsem1.org.uk, www.facebook.com/NCSEM1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org