Calderdale College recognises rising stars at Prince’s Trust ceremony

Family and friends gathered together to celebrate the success of loved ones after successfully passing their Prince’s Trust qualification on Thursday 13th December.

The Prince’s Trust is a 12-week personal development programme that supports disengaged and disadvantaged young adults aged 16-25 in making positive steps for the future. Calderdale College’s Prince’s Trust programme is one of the most in demand in the country and currently delivers five courses a year.

The latest course to be completed was celebrated at New Beginnings Christian Centre and recognised the hard work from all participants, including Dylan Husband who was rewarded for his success in gaining not only a Prince’s Trust Level 1 qualification but an apprenticeship with Yorkshire Timber and Builders Merchants.

Tom Byrne and Jessica Allen, Team Leaders of the Prince’s Trust programme, said of Dylan’s journey on the course: “At the beginning of the programme Dylan was like most students, unsure as to what the next phase of his life might hold.

Together with the support and guidance of Team Leaders he found a strong passion for team work and leadership qualities which stood out during his a two-week work placement at Yorkshire Timber and Builders Merchants.”


Rick Walker, Branch Manager from Yorkshire Timber, said of the evening: “What a fantastic night of celebrations with Team 26 of the Princes Trust, Halifax.

“Once again Calderdale College has worked hard to develop the confidence and skills of many of Calderdale’s young adults and we have been proud to work closely with them to support these individuals in gaining valuable work experience that will support them when entering the world of work.

“In particular, Dylan Husband has earned himself a full time place here with us at Yorkshire Timber and Builders Merchants where in 2019 he will start an apprenticeship. It could be a bright future for Dylan!

Yorkshire Timber and Builders Merchants are proud to have the opportunity to sponsor next year’s team and would encourage other businesses in Calderdale to do the same. This could be a tremendous opportunity for them to see, that what these young people may lack in confidence they more than make up for in enthusiasm and willingness to learn. When you are helping people in the community you work and trade in, the feedback and energy of that community can be tremendous.

We thank you all once again and wish all at the Princes Trust in Calderdale and this year’s participants a great future.”

If you or anyone you know would like to enrol on the Princes Trust Programme, please visit the link here. 

To apply call Tom Byrne on 07713081272.