MAMA Youth Project held a graduation for its season 17 trainees with two special guests in attendance.
Hosted by Jacqueline Shepard, the event took place in Sky Central at the North West Corner.
The ceremony saw Stephen van Rooyen give an opening speech, a panel discussion with actors Ashley Walters (Bulletproof, Top Boy) and Noel Clarke (Bulletproof, Brotherhood), followed by a Q&A session.
The night also included a message from Gary Davey, group presentations from MAMA Youth trainees and closing remarks from Bob Clarke, CEO & Founder.
MAMA Youth Project is dedicated to equipping young people who have limited education and work opportunities by getting them trained and employed in the TV and media industry.
Since becoming a registered charity in 2007, it has trained 520 young people. 82% are working in the industry 6 months after training and 90% are in permanent employment after completing the training.
A huge congratulations to all trainees for their hard work and dedication in completing 14 weeks of intensive bootcamp TV training. With determination they have successfully made 7 x 30min episodes of What's Up TV. Be sure to catch the first episode on Sky One on the 8th of February 2020!