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Prospects is the prime contractor for the National Careers Service in three areas: London, the South West and the West Midlands. They also provide the service in South Yorkshire, as part of the Careers Yorkshire and the Humber Consortium.
64 year old Diane from Coventry got in touch with the West Midlands National Careers Service after she heard about it from a friend. Diane wanted to improve her personal skills and find a suitable computer course to develop her digital skills, enabling her to find different job roles to her current position as a cleaner at a local school.
For the first time seven boys at Feltham YOI with the help of Prospects, have sat a level 3 (AS level equivalent) in maths exam. Prospects provides education for all young people within Feltham Young Offenders Institution.
Last Thursday (16 August) staff from Havering Council and Prospects, the employment, skills, care and education company, took a group of young people on a motivational trip to London as part of Project 21.
Project 21 is inspired by the card game “21”, in which the player choses whether to ‘stick’ with the cards they receive or ‘twist’ and take a chance on new cards. Project 21 encourages young people to 'twist' and try new things, rather than 'stick' with their norms.
One individual who has benefitted from the service, is 22-year-old Chantelle from North London who met with the National Careers Service after claiming unemployment benefits for some time.
On Friday 20 June, the South West National Careers Service were invited to attend Foxes Academy Graduation Celebrations at Butlins in Minehead. Foxes Academy is an independent residential specialist college and training hotel for young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.