The Prince's Trust has partnered with National Grid’s Grid for Good - its new flagship Corporate Responsibility community investment programme - to help address youth unemployment, aiming to work with 330 young people to enhance their employability skills over the next year.
Committed to working with 330 16 to 25-year-olds who are not in education or employment, to raise aspirations and enhance employability skills, the new partnership will create virtual upskilling and world of work engagement opportunities to improve confidence and skills - inspiring young people to move into the energy industry.
Ben Marson, Director of Partnerships at The Prince's Trust, says:
"Now more than ever, we need to support young people to develop employability skills and secure access to meaningful job opportunities in careers that can change their lives. Our partnership aims to engage and inspire over 300 16-25 year olds, providing insight into the wide range of roles the green energy industry has to offer and supporting young people to be work ready and secure job opportunities in that sector and others. We look forward to working alongside Grid for Good over the next year to help those who need our support the most"
The Prince's Trust is proud to be one of the first UK organisations to work with Grid for Good. The new partnership takes on added importance due to the economic and social devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic which has left young people from The Trust’s target groups particularly vulnerable.
Dina Potter, Global Head of Grid for Good, says:
"At National Grid, we strive to help society achieve a low-carbon future. In order to do that, we need forward-thinking creative minds to help meet the challenges ahead.