The Pres­i­dent’s Trust and Bos­ton Link launch ‘Youth Em­ploy­ment Skills Work­shops’

Malta Independent - - BUSINESS -

The Pres­i­dent’s Trust and in­ter­na­tional re­cruit­ment firm Bos­ton Link have launched an em­ploy­ment, ed­u­ca­tion, and train­ing pro­gramme for youths, be­tween 15 and 18 who are look­ing to en­ter the em­ploy­ment mar­ket.

The pro­gramme, which is be­ing man­aged by pro­fes­sion­als in the field, con­ducted its first work­shop at San An­ton Palace on Satur­day 11th Novem­ber. Dur­ing the course, at­ten­dees learnt about the in­ter­view and work­place skills needed to find em­ploy­ment and suc­ceed in the mod­ern work­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

The part­ner­ship brings to­gether The Pres­i­dent’s Trust’s ex­per­tise in help­ing young peo­ple im­prove their lives through ed­u­ca­tion and train­ing, and Bos­ton Link’s ex­per­tise in re­cruit­ment and ca­reer de­vel­op­ment.

In the first of a se­ries of work­shops the team from Bos­ton Link led the half-day ses­sion of 15 young job seek­ers who ap­plied to par­tic­i­pate in the ini­tia­tive. At­ten­dees de­vel­oped a range of core skills, in­clud­ing: how to write a CV; how to im­press in job in­ter­views; how to col­lab­o­rate ef­fec­tively in teams; and how to pro­mote your­self us­ing so­cial me­dia.

Speak­ing about this ini­tia­tive, the di­rec­tor of The Pres­i­dent’s Trust, Sarah Borda Bondin ex­plained, “We are very happy to have this first work­shop for a num­ber of young peo­ple, seek­ing spe­cial­ist sup­port in en­ter­ing the work­place. Today they will have an in­valu­able op­por­tu­nity for hands-on prac­ti­cal train­ing that will give them an im­por­tant head-start. Part­ner­ships with the pri­vate sec­tor broaden our re­sources, giv­ing the young peo­ple we work with ad­vice and train­ing di­rectly from the work­place.

“As a highly pro­fes­sional and in­ter­na­tional tal­ent ac­qui­si­tion firm, Bos­ton Link has an acute un­der­stand­ing of what the in­ter­vie­wee needs to do to get the job they want and then what they need to do suc­ceed, which is why we are de­lighted to be work­ing with their team.”

Bos­ton Link Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Ju­lian Perigo com­mented, “We feel strongly about youth em­ploy­a­bil­ity: we be­lieve it is im­por­tant that every­one gets a chance to build a ful­fill­ing ca­reer. Hence we are so pleased to be work­ing with The Pres­i­dent’s Trust.” Bos­ton Link re­cently marked its third year in Malta and, Ju­lian con­tin­ued, “for us this marks the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to show our com­mit­ment to the is­lands by supporting The Pres­i­dent’s Trust in its worth­while projects.”

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