The Prince’s Trust Wolfson Centre, Scotland’s biggest youth employment and enterprise hub, is helping shape the future of Scottish youngsters.
The centre in Glasgow, which supports young people aged 13 to 30 who are unemployed or struggling at school, has welcomed a record number of visitors since the beginning of the year, more than half of which being of young people.
Over 1,900 people have visited The Prince’s Trust Wolfson Centre in 2017 so far, 58% of which were young people. In April alone, the centre saw 1,602 visitors, nearly a third of which were stopped by for the first time.
The proportion of young people using the centre in April was 900 – showing that the next generation are increasingly valuing the infrastructures and the programmes provided by the centre, such as the Future Starts, which is supported by Saint-Gobain.
The programme, run by the Prince’s Trust, is aimed at 14-16 year olds at risk of withdrawing from education, and helps them to access further training and employment opportunities. By the end of the 2017 academic year, the Prince’s Trust will have supported 728 school leavers in Scotland.
Stuart McKill, Sustainable Habitat Leader in Scotland, said: “As a partner of Prince’s Trust Scotland since the beginning, we’ve been privileged to testify how the Glasgow Centre has positively impacted the community and young people in particular. We look forward to continuing to support young people throughout Scotland by providing training and employment opportunities via The Prince’s Trust.”
To find out more about the Prince’s Trust Scotland, visit: https://www.princes-trust.org.uk/about-the-trust/where-we-work/scotland