Herefordshire support The Prince's Trust Get into Woodlands programme for young people

Monday, 13 May 2013

Twelve unemployed young people who completed The Prince’s Trust Get into Woodlands programme were presented with certificates of achievement at the Duchy of Cornwall’s Herefordshire Estate. Senior Herefordshire Freemasons were invited to attend the presentation.

The Prince’s Trust Programme Executives, Paul Beesley and Rachel Edwards, emphasised that Get into Woodlands gives unemployed young people aged between 16 and 25 confidence, motivation and skills in forestry. The young people gained the qualifications they need to work in forestry, as well practical experience in coppicing, horse logging, tree planting and harvesting.

This programme, linked with Hereford College of Technology and Holme Lacy College, is sponsored by MVision Private Equity, with additional financial support provided by Herefordshire Freemasons.

Last year the Trust supported over 5,000 young people across the West Midlands, helping to give them the skills and confidence to find a job. Three in four young people supported by the youth charity move into work, education or training. Following the programme, participants are given six months support to help them into employment or further training.

The senior Herefordshire Freemasons attending the presentation, Rodney Smallwood and Mike Roff, welcomed meeting all participants, especially Kelly Hallworth who was a participant on last year’s programme and is now a full-time member of The Prince’s Trust team at Dewsall.

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