Partnership to boost technology skills
The Prince’s Trust has celebrated a
partnership with UWE Bristol and HP, the world’s largest technology
company, which has helped struggling pupils to boost their
The initiative has given 27 pupils in Bristol the chance to work
with robotics, learn about video and music production and even
design their own mobile phone app. The aim is to help
14-16-year-olds gain IT and technology skills to help them find
work in the future.
support to run four projects in schools across the city, and
participants received hands-on training from students and staff at
All of the young people are taking part in The Prince’s Trust xl
club, which helps young people at risk of underachievement or
exclusion to improve their grades.
John Rushforth, deputy vice chancellor at UWE Bristol said, “We
are delighted to have developed this successful new initiative with
The Trust and HP in Bristol.
We are confident that by working in partnership
with others, we can continue to create fantastic learning
environments for young people that inspire them, give them self
confidence and show them what they can achieve.
Rick Libbey, regional director for The Prince’s Trust in the
South West, said: “With youth unemployment so high, it’s vital that
we help young people in schools develop the skills that employers
are looking for.”
This partnership is a great example of how
charities like The Prince’s Trust can work with universities and
employers to give disadvantaged young people the skills they need
The Prince’s Trust recently received a personal donation of
£500k from musician and philanthropist will.i.am to help disadvantaged young
people build skills for work and enterprise, with a focus on