Youth@work embraces its final phase for 2018

THE Honiara Youth@Work (Y@W) embraces its second intake for 2018 and has started rolling out its activities yesterday with an orientation.

Now reaching Phase 14, youth will begin their series of activities for the next six months period with a community service work.

Y@W programme focuses on school leavers between the ages of 17-28 and recruit twice a year with 250 spaces available in each recruitment.

The programme focuses on providing opportunities for young people to improve their long term economic prospects through its two components, The Internship and The Entrepreneurship.

More than 200 young people are eligeble to become part of the Phase 14 for 2018.

The youth will have to go through a number of activities including basic pre-employment training, career expo, basic computing training, mentoring sessions, awareness session on cross cutting issues and 15 weeks of internships and respectively basic business trainings and start-up materials will be provided for aspiring entrepreneurs.

The Y@W Recruitment Team shared their thoughts during the recruitment that there is a good number of young people that have applied, more than what was anticipated.

“We will continue to be strict with the selection to make sure we recruit within the age range and give opportunity to those that have no prior job experiences. It is quite an encounter for our team to turn people away, knowing that they too have been looking for job opportunities,” MS Joyce Aburii the Group leader for Recruitment says, when asked about the challenge faced during recruiting a large batch of young people.

A motivational talk by Friends of the City, encouraging the importance of community service in communities.

The programme and its staff continues to acknowledge all who have continued to support the programme during the first six months and will be looking forward for continuous collaboration in the next six months of 2018.

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.

A young group leader was appointed by the young people themselves for monitoring and keeping track of attendences each work sessions.


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