Academy graduate hands out awards to youngsters who finish their programmeReading full-back Tennai Watson was on hand to present the graduates of the Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme with their awards as they finished their 12-week personal development programme at Madejski Stadium.
The Prince’s Trust ‘Team’ programme in partnership with Adviza is run by Reading FC Community Trust, and is aimed at 16-25 years old who are currently unemployed, not training or any form education.
The programme has a superb track-record of helping young people to develop practical skills and gain valuable experiences across an exciting three-month course, which opens the doors to new opportunities in the world of work and beyond.
There is plenty of variety over the course of the 12 weeks. Amongst other activities, the participants took part in a week-long residential in the New Forest, helped in community projects for the benefit of Reading, took part in two-week work placements with local businesses, and developed their CV and interview skills to help increase their employability.
And as a culmination for the programme, the ‘Team’ members delivered a final presentation in front of their fellow participants, their course leaders and Royals defender Tennai where they rounded up their experiences over the previous three months.
Watson was in attendance to watch the presentations and then to distribute their awards – as well as all of the practical skills which the participants acquired, they all also left with an NVQ qualification.
The next Prince's Trust 'Team' programme begins on May 8th; if you are interested in taking part, contact Alex McSweeney, Prince’s Trust Team Leader, by ringing 0118 968 1067 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.