Jus’ Sail 2017 Youth Training Programme now accepting applications
Jus’ Sail is excited to announce that it is recruiting for the 2017 Youth Training Programme, now in its sixth year. If you are between the ages of 18-25, unemployed and out of education, and have a Saint Lucian ID card, you are eligible to apply to be accepted to the programme. The intensive six-week course is only for the most dedicated individuals, determined to invest in themselves. Places are limited to ten so it is a competitive application process. Recruitment is done based on potential, not previous experience, so everyone has an equal chance to be accepted if they demonstrate commitment to their personal advancement.
The course is free to participants with all costs covered. This is made possible through the generous support of the Saint Lucia Hotel and Tourism Association’s Tourism Enhancement Fund (TEF). This is the second time that the TEF has shown its support to Jus’ Sail by sponsoring the cost of the programme. Jus’ Sail wishes to also acknowledge the continued in-kind support of IGY Rodney Bay Marina which has supported the programme from inception, in 2012. The Jus’ Sail team is also grateful to the many individuals who donate to the cost of the programme throughout the year.
The three tenets underlying the programme are ‘Training, Certification, and Employment’. The aim of the Jus’ Sail Youth Training Programme is to assist young Saint Lucians who have a commitment to improving their skills to find sustainable employment within the yachting or wider service and hospitality sectors. Jus’ Sail believes that sailing offers an unparalleled learning environment in transferable skills and personal development.
At the completion of this intensive programme, successful participants will be assisted to rework their CV and seek gainful employment.
Jus’ Sail’s co-director Pepsi Demacque-Crockett said, “We are very excited to meet prospective students who submit an application and are invited by us to an interview. Many of our previous students have gone on from strength to strength, becoming successful and much respected members of the teams in which they work across the marine and wider tourism sector. We wish to see that trend continue with this year’s students. Applications must be submitted by September 17th, 2017 so we encourage all those who are interested to get their application in to us as soon as possible either by email or by dropping off a hard copy at the IGY Rodney Bay Marina office.”
The programme will run from the end of September to early November 2017 and 100% attendance is required.
For more information on the Jus’ Sail Youth Training Programme and its activities please refer to the Youth Training Page on the Jus’ Sail website where you can download an application form, or the Jus’ Sail Facebook page to learn more about previous programmes.
Day 1 Setting up a line of succession – 2013 Jus’ Sail Programme graduate and now First Mate aboard Good Expectation, O’Brian Forde (centre), shows the new recruits the ropes.