Youth@Work host job-ready sessions for young people

Youth diligently discussing work ethic at the HCC conference room: Photo by Ruth Amos.

242 young people registered in phase 11 of Y@W’s programme are now two weeks into job-ready sessions in Honiara, preparing them for internship opportunities with NGOs, government ministries and private firms.

In a statement from Y@W, Programme Coordinator, Rose Martin says, the goal is to get young people ready to perform well in the work places.

Mrs Martin says, “the programme make every effort to ensure that young people are equip with basic but most importantly skills and knowledge that will increase their chances of securing full time employment.’’

A young girl going through her notes during the cv training session_Photo by Ruth Amos

Some of the topics covered in the sessions include; how to write cover letters, professional curriculum vitae, customer service tips, work ethics, personal hygiene and team work.

The training session happen at the national museum’s auditorium, Honiara City Council’s conference rooms and the Youth@Work’s Resource Centre for youths.

Y@W statistics showed that over 70 per cent of youth who attended the programme’s training testified they are grateful for having trainings like team work and work ethics.

They highlighted such knowledge was helpful when doing internships.

A youth thinking and taking notes on how to write proper cover letters_Photo by Ruth Amos

Youth@Work is facilitated by the Secretariat of the Pacific Community, in partnership and supported by funding from the Queens Young Leaders Programme (UK), the Australian Government Aid Programme, the Pacific Leadership Programme and Plan International.

Implementation is done in partnership with the Solomon Islands Ministry of National Unity, Peace and Reconciliation, the Ministry of Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs.

Youth@Work is an initiative to tackle youth unemployment in Solomon Islands and to help youth of the Solomon’s find pathways to employment and entrepreneurship.

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