Prince Charles’ charity for youngsters has officially kicked off in Malta.
The Prince’s Trust aims to develop young people’s skills and supports them into work.
A number of Maltese businesses have signed up for the charity’s ‘Get Into’ programme, which will offer six week courses to help youngsters gain ‘real world’ work experience.
Prince Charles announced plans to launch the scheme in Malta during his last visit to the island in 2015.
Malta’s education minister Evarist Bartolo said the ‘Get Into’ programme had the potential to make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of Maltese young people.
What’s on offer?
To date, the programmes include:
- ‘Get Into Hospitality’ with InterContinental Malta and Hilton Malta
- ‘Get Into Social Care’ with Vassallo Group
- ‘Get Into Customer Service’ with HSBC UK Contact Centre Malta and HSBC Malta Contact Centre
- ‘Get Into Retail’ with Smart Supermarket and Dizz Group
What is The Prince’s Trust?
The Prince of Wales founded the charity in 1976 and is still its president.
The Prince’s Trust helps 16 to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or have dropped out of school.
It already has dozens of centres throughout Britain which offer enterprise courses, team challenges for people lacking social skills as well as cash grants.
As well as Malta, the scheme will also be rolled out in Australia, Canada, India, Barbados and Jordan.
How can I get involved?
If you’re interested in taking part in one of the free ‘Get Into’ courses, contact Ivan Fenech at the Ministry for Education and Employment on 99784022 or [email protected].