Graduates celebrate success on Council-led project

Route2Success graduates receive their certificates
Care leavers graduate from Route2Success
Published: Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Care leavers graduate from latest Route2Success course to help them find jobs and careers

Eight more Havering care leavers celebrated graduating from a course to help them develop their skills, gain qualifications and find a new career.

The care leavers took part in Havering Council’s Route2Success project which was designed to support 16-to-24-year-old care leavers who are not in education, employment or training.

The graduates are the second group to graduate from the course since February after funding was agreed with the Department for Works and Pensions.

Another course is set to run in September.

Councillor Robert Benham, Havering’s Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families, said:

“There are some really inspiring stories of how the project has transformed lives and given young people a new sense of purpose.  The continued success of the project shows that our young people are keen to learn new skills and set goals for their future and I would like to wish them every success for the future.”

One of the graduates, Eden, 22, said:

“Being a single, full-time mum with two children, I didn’t know how to get go about getting back into work, but after learning about the programme I’ve realised that I can still achieve my goals. The skills and knowledge I’ve learned are invaluable and I’ll now be going to college in September.”