A personal development course that has helped change the lives of thousands of young people across the region has reached an important milestone.

City of Wolverhampton College has just run it’s 300th Prince’s Trust Team Programme – and to celebrate the achievement, students on the landmark course hosted a celebratory event at the Molineux Stadium in July.

The young people shared their experiences about how the programme had changed their lives for the better, in front of guests that included Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Barry Findlay, Wolves legend Steve Bull and Chief Inspector Keith Fraser from West Midlands Police.

As part of the 12 week programme, the youngsters took part in an action-packed residential week and transformed the grounds of Blakenhall Resource Centre – a care home for older people with mental health needs – as part of a two-week community project. 

Participants also benefitted from two weeks’ work experience with a local employer as well as help with job searches, producing a CV and interview skills.   

Kyle Lock, age 21, who is moving on to an Access to HE course, said: “The Prince’s Trust Team Programme has been invaluable for me and has helped me progress as a young person more than words could describe.”

Team Leader Karl Broadhust added: “The dedication of this team has been truly remarkable. It has been a genuine pleasure working with Team 300 and I have no doubt that all of them will succeed in the future”

For more information on the Team programme contact The Prince’s Trust team at City of Wolverhampton College on 01902 836000. The college welcomes offers from individuals and businesses to support the delivery of the programme by offering work experience, mock interviews or voluntary projects.

For further information about The Prince’s Trust, visit or call 0800 842 842.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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