YOUTH@WORK is in its second day of 3days info session held for youth at the National Art Gallery, Honiara.
Hundreds turned up yesterday including young people themselves, parents and guardians who are keen on having their children join the life changing training and opportunities offered by the programme.
During the sessions staff discloses information about the internship and young entrepreneurs programs so that youth can make informed decisions before they register.
Each session ends with handing out of registration forms to youth.
Speaking to Y@W Comms, attendee Ms Peiyi said, “I decide to join the Y@W programme because of the opportunities offers to have work experience.”
Another youth highlight that, “he was inspired by those whom have successfully undertaken the programme. I’m planning to give it a shot and promised to work hard’’.
The second batch of sessions continue today and final sessions tomorrow.
Youth@Work is implemented by the Pacific Community, in partnership 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. The program is funded by the Queens Young Leaders Programme (UK), the Australian Government Aid Programme,
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.