... The HOPE Youth Summer Work Programme
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.