Teenagers across the city have gained a head start in their careers, after completing a new course being offered by City of Wolverhampton College.

The youngsters, who are all aged between 16 and 18, have just completed a Get Ahead Programme with the college’s Community, Employability and Traineeship team, to help them decide on their next steps.

Over the last five weeks the students have gained the skills they need to succeed at interview and impress future employers. They achieved qualifications in Active Citizenship, team work and presentation skills and worked on their CVs.

Caitlin Green, age 17, said: “The course was really good and one of the most fun experiences I have ever had.

“The team building activities have really helped build my confidence and I’m now ready to move on to a traineeship.”

Head of Work Based Learning Glynis Partis said: “It’s great to see so many students come on this programme and achieve so much in just five weeks.

“Many of them are now moving on to other courses, including the Prince’s Trust and traineeships.”

The Get Ahead programme aims to give 16-18 year olds not in education, employment or training, the opportunity to try new activities and to make steps towards a positive future.

 For more information call Lorna on 01902 317710 or 07825 054261 or email

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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