Help for young Corby entrepreneurs

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Youth charity The Prince’s Trust is calling on aspiring young entrepreneurs in Corby to take part in a course to learn about setting up their own business.

The Prince’s Trust Enterprise programme gives unemployed young people the skills and confidence to start their own business or find work.

As part of the course, young people will take part in a four-day workshop in Corby which will teach them the basics about running a business.

This comes as a new report by The Prince’s Trust, The Youth Index 2013, shows that one in 10 young people (nine per cent) in the East Midlands feel they cannot cope with day-to-day life and that young people not in employment, education or training are significantly more likely to feel unable to cope than their peers.

Paul Beesley, senior head of programmes of The Prince’s Trust in Central England, said: “The Enterprise programme gives vital support to young people across the region who want to be their own boss, but don’t have the knowledge or experience they need.

“By harnessing young people’s enthusiasm for enterprise, not only will the public purse save on Job Seeker payments, but Northamptonshire’s economy has much to gain from young peoples’ skills and talents.”

The Trust’s enterprise course will be taking place in Corby between Monday, January 14, and Thursday, January 17, at the Enterprise Centre in Corby.

The programme is open to unemployed people aged 18 to 30 and lunch and all materials are included. Childcare costs can be covered to assist parents wishing to attend.

For more information on how to book onto this course please contact The Prince’s Trust on 0800 842842.