The Ministry of Labour and Social Partnership Relations is looking for employers associated with large and small businesses to provide guidance and work experience to the prospective candidates that could lead to future employment opportunities, and so alleviate the current scourge of ‘youth in poverty’.
Government is set to roll out the Job Start Plus Initiative, which is one aspect of the National First Jobs Programme, targeting 3 500 young people annually between ages 16 and 24.
According to Programme Manager, Orville Lynch, it is designed for that cohort of individuals who are not in employment, education or training.
The Ministry also hopes that skilled tradesmen, craftsmen and artisans will come forward and facilitate the initiative.
The areas of interest include, but are not limited to agri-business, arts and craft, automotive, food and dining, general services, professional services, information and communication technologies, cosmetology, transportation, health and the building trades.