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Prince’s Trust International Partners with The Scouts in Greece

28th February 2021

Youth unemployment in Greece is at a record high, and even before the pandemic, the country had the highest rates in Europe at 35.6%. To combat this urgent need, we work with a variety of impactful Greek partners to deliver Education, Enterprise and Employment programmes to young people. We are delighted to now add The Scouts in Greece to that list, with the launch of a new Employability Skills Programme.

The programme, which is delivered based on a ‘Train the Trainer’ delivery model, has recently finished its first pilot, training 14 experienced Scout leaders to deliver a programme for young people that will enhance their confidence, and bolster their skills when looking look for work and attending interviews.

The training, provided by the Prince’s Trust International team via online learning, covered 10 modules, including Resilience, Knowing your strengths, Effective job searching, Social media (Part1&2) CV Writing, Job applications, Presentation skills, Interview skills. Running for almost a month, the training has equipped these 14 Scout leaders to in turn train other Scout Leaders and Scouts across Greece, imparting essential knowledge and skills to young people as they enter the workforce.

In light of the increasing need for modern, digital programmes this training has been designed specifically with virtual delivery in mind, allowing for increased reach and uptake. In this round of training, Scout Leaders participated from across Greece, including Thessaloniki, Corfu, Crete and Athens.

 

Ann Newman, Head of Delivery for Europe, Middle East & North Africa at Prince's Trust International says,

"Creating new opportunities for training in Greece allows us to tackle the ever growing issue of youth unemployment in the country. Young people are eager to get into work, more so than ever, but so often miss out on learning essential skills to help them do so. This partnership with The Scouts in Greece is a step in the right direction and we are very pleased to be working with such a fantastic organisation."