Graduation for latest group of job trainees

Hard work pays off
Hard work pays off

Another cohort of young people in Hailsham have taken a giant step towards the world of work.

Local representatives for a youth employment training scheme set up in 2013 showed their support by attending a special ceremony to celebrate the achievements of those who have completed the latest course as part of the Hailsham Works! project.

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 week. She presented framed certificates to graduates.

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.

The Mayor announced that the town council is once again delighted with the latest training cohort and the success of the Hailsham Works! initiative since its launch in September 2013.

Hailsham Works! Task Force Leader Jan Townsend 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 Mayor 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 the Wealden Citizens’ Advice Bureau – were also praised at the event for supporting the Hailsham Works! project by way of donation, time, job creation and providing opportunities for the young people of Hailsham.