Training 2000 and Princes Trust provide boost for young people

February 4, 2016

A five day course which allows disengaged young people an opportunity to develop their skills has seen its latest successful graduates celebrating their hard work.

The Blackpool-based programme is delivered in partnership with the Princes Trust, and held at the Training 2000 centre on Stanley Road.

The programme included a range of outdoor survival exercises used to train military personnel which helped the learners to develop confidence, team building and problem-solving skills. They also completed an emergency first aid qualification where they learnt the techniques necessary to potentially save someone’s life.

An awards event took place, attended by dozens of family and friends – with Blackpool MP Paul Maynard and Mayor of Blackpool Cllr Peter Callow attending to congratulate each young person on their hard work throughout the week.

Demonstrating the fitness and teamwork skills which were key parts of the course, two teams competed to move several heavy pieces of equipment, showcasing what they had learnt across the 5 days.

Tesco’s also supported the event, providing food and drink for the learners and guests.

Cllr Peter Callow, Mayor of Blackpool Borough Council said: “It was fantastic to hear about how much progress each person on the course has made through the week. The staff from both Training 2000 and the Princes Trust have really made a difference, increasing their confidence and it is great to see this first hand.”

Debbie Hale, finance director at Training 2000 added: “It was a pleasure to be part of this fantastic celebration, marking the hard work carried out by every young person that has completed the Get Started with Survival course.

“It is also a testament to how working in partnership with the Princes Trust is changing people’s lives in Blackpool, and preparing them for the world of work.”

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