Hard work pays off for latest set of graduates in Hailsham

The graduates
The graduates
  • Young people in Hailsham graduated from the latest Hailsham Works! project
  • The project aims to help young people get into work
  • A special ceremony was held in Hailsham where graduates were awarded with certificates

Young people in Hailsham have completed a youth employment training scheme.

Representatives from the scheme showed their support by attending a special ceremony to celebrate the achievements of young people who have completed the latest course as part of the Hailsham Works! project.

We’re delighted to see our latest cohort graduate with so many successes

The Mayor of Hailsham cllr Jo Bentley joined other invited guests and Tomorrow’s People project staff at the sixth Hailsham Works! graduation ceremony which took place at the town council offices last Thursday (April 2).

Framed certificates were presented to graduates by the town mayor.

Awards were given to six graduates including Telisha Harman and Megan Lee, as well as Nancy Cole, who achieved 100 per cent attendance throughout the course.

A spokesman for the town council said it is once again delighted with the latest training cohort and the success of the Hailsham Works! since its launch in September 2013.

Hailsham Works! task force leader Jan Townsend said the team were pleased to see another group of youngsters graduate from the course.

She said: “We’re delighted to see our latest cohort graduate with so many successes, they have all worked so hard.

“We will continue to keep in contact with our graduates and offer them support if needed on an ongoing basis. Well done everyone.

“We would also like to thank the Town Mayor cllr Jo Bentley for her continued personal support to our young people as she takes the time to present certificates to our latest graduates.”

Businesses and community groups – named the ‘Hailsham 100’ and including theWealden Citizens’ Advice Bureau – were also praised at the event for supporting the Hailsham Works! project by way of donation, time, creation of jobs and providing opportunities for the young people of Hailsham.

Hailsham Works! is a project run for 16-24 year olds from the former Cortlandt stable block in North Street by Sussex-based charity Tomorrow’s People.

The group has undertaken a large variety of employment focused, confidence building and motivational activities during the latest 10-week course and have also got involved in various community projects, undertaking a variety of work placement and training days.

Tomorrow’s People is a Sussex-based national employment charity that works with long term unemployed people to help them get and keep a job.

Since it was established in 1984, the charity has helped more than 440,000 people from disadvantaged communities around the UK on their journey back to work.