Jordan, 22, has always struggled with social anxiety and communicating with others which has impacted his confidence, but after taking part in online sessions with The Prince’s Trust he now feels ready to achieve his goals.
After losing interest in his Painting and Decorating course at college and lacking the patience to complete it, Jordan decided to leave early.
Feeling uncertain about his future and wanting to find a way forward, he went back to college to complete an Enterprise and Employability course which he really enjoyed, but afterwards, he again felt stuck and didn’t know what his next step was. This uncertainty began to have a negative impact on his confidence and self-belief.
He asked his local Jobcentre where he could access support which would help him to decide what he wanted to do and so he was referred to The Prince’s Trust. He was given a keyworker who told Jordan what he could get involved in and he immediately took interest in the online Personal and Social Development course aimed building confidence and improving communication skills.
Although he was initially nervous about attending the sessions and meeting new people, he remained committed to taking part, even during lockdown, and with the help of his keyworker he began to grow in confidence and feel more comfortable.
Now, Jordan has attended several online sessions such as Effective Communication, Managing Feelings and Understanding and Managing Behaviours. As a result, he now feels confident, has learned how to manage his feelings better and feels ready to achieve his goals.
“I’ve always had two ambitions; one to become a football coach and the other to be an author. I’ve completed my Level 1 coaching badge and Motherwell FC have offered me the opportunity to do my Level 2 which I now feel confident about doing. I’m also going to take part in The Trust’s Enterprise programme which will hopefully help me to become a self-employed author. I would encourage anyone who doesn’t know the way forward and wants to develop their skills to get in touch with The Prince’s Trust. It doesn’t matter what your background or interests are, they are there to help you.”