Celebrating Youth Guarantee successes

Celebrating Youth Guarantee successes

CPIT’s annual Youth Guarantee Showcase was held last night, with over 100 current and future students as well as family, friends and community groups attending. The event celebrated the achievements of students throughout the year, giving them the opportunity to share their unique Youth Guarantee experiences.

“I really look forward to this event each year. It is a great opportunity to talk with these young students and see the fantastic work they have accomplished throughout the year. Our Youth Guarantee programmes at CPIT are a great success with many students moving into further study upon completion,” CE Kay Giles says.

“The annual showcase gives students a sense of pride,” says Jan Connelly, Youth Guarantee Co-ordinator.

The Youth Guarantee scheme equips 16 and 17 year olds who are ready to move beyond school with practical skills in their chosen area, including business, hospitality and construction at CPIT.  Students can then move into tertiary level study or employment.