... The HOPE Youth Sum­mer Work Pro­gramme

Jamaica Gleaner - - SOCIAL -

THE HEART Trust says some di­men­sions of the LEGS strat­egy are al­ready be­ing im­ple­mented to in­crease the per­cent­age of the in­di­vid­u­als trained, cer­ti­fied and placed in jobs or en­tre­pre­neur­ial ac­tiv­i­ties.

These in­clude the NYS-led HOPE Youth Sum­mer Work Pro­gramme, which runs from June to Au­gust. The HOPE Youth Sum­mer Pro­gramme runs for three months. It tar­gets just over 25,000 young peo­ple, in­clu­sive of those leav­ing school.

Par­tic­i­pants are be­ing pro­vided with an op­por­tu­nity to gain three weeks of work ex­pe­ri­ence while earn­ing a stipend.

Stipend can be used, among other things, to con­trib­ute to fu­ture ed­u­ca­tional pur­suits.

Par­tic­i­pants are ex­posed to key em­ploy­able skills, such as ré­sumé prepa­ra­tion and in­ter­view­ing tech­niques.

Based on assess­ment, fol­low­ing ori­en­ta­tion, se­lected par­tic­i­pants will be fur­ther en­gaged in a two-week job-readi­ness train­ing pro­gramme as part of prepa­ra­tion to ac­cess jobs in the busi­ness process out­sourc­ing sec­tor.

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