THE youth@work programme, known to groom youths into human resources of the country, is open for interested persons wishing to enrol.
Youth@Work (Y@W) will host an info session for youth living in Honiara at the National Art Gallery, starting Monday June 18 ending on the 20th.
It is expected that hundreds will turned up including young people themselves, parents and guardians who are keen on having their children join the life changing training and opportunities offered by Y@W internship and entrepreneurship programme.
It is promised to empower 400+ unemployed youth annually especially in the urban centre find decent jobs and starting small scale enterprise.
During the sessions staff will be disclosing information about the internship and young entrepreneurs programmes so that youth can make informed decisions.
Each 3-hour session ends with handing out of registration forms to youth.
The Y@W Deputy Coodinator Roselyn Bibimauri shares her anticipation for the new intake.
”I look forward to and welcome all young people between the age of 17-28 years to come and be part of our team.
“I strongly encourage those who are interested to come by yourself and not seek information from friends and or relatives.
“This practice is experienced as a cause for disappointments by young individuals because of being misinformed.”
Speaking to Y@W comms Esther Fioli a current phase intern says, “I came and sit in during the info session and it was very rewarding later in the time I spent in the programme, I look forward to each upcoming activities.”
Another intern Noel Makau reaffirms by saying, “I learn during the info session that this program promotes the economic prospect of young individuals and I am to see clearly the directions this path will take.”
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.