The answer is, there is a skills gap that is threatening the sustainability of our local businesses not only here in Tonga but also around the world. And this is where TYEE identified the need for our youth school-leavers. That there is a need for our youth to be well supported and prepared by bridging that much needed gap so they can make their transition from school, and out of school to work and be counted in the workforce.
Having recently expanded our TYEE services to provide a Full Recruitment Service; TYEE RECRUITMENT, and at it's core, the skills gap is an education issue on top of our very own culturally driven mind-set and attitude towards our youth, society, life, work, business and money in general.
TYEE Work Readiness with Basic Life skills Training Program is designed for you as youth which is an important sector that makes up 32% of the total population in Tonga. Youth are in the heart of our society today. Youth are not adults yet, they are not kids anymore and they are asking us for support and opportunities. Every youth needs a champion so they can grow, lead and prosper. Every young woman and man in Tonga deserves that opportunity.
This program is directly in support of driving one of TYEE's core objectives; to build the confidence and capacity of youth to embark on their journey to make a life they aspire to live through appropriate and relevant connections to work readiness-life skills training opportunities, employment, entrepreneurship and mentorship support;
Twenty Youth Trainees per training cycle were selected to participate in our second training cycle from 19th-29th September 2016. This is made possible for TYEE with the kind assistance of the Tonga Business Enterprise Centre through the NZAID Programme.
TYEE would like to CONGRATULATE all our Trainees from the September 2016 intake. They have successfully made it to the end of the program today. "The program of the training course was an eye opener, very interesting and a breakthrough for me", -ATupou, Trainee.
To the Trainees; "your 100% effort, commitment and investment in yourselves within the past two weeks go to show the true spirit of our young Tongans. Be the best you can ever become and remember; to be yourself, do not give up, and dreams don't work until you do". - Lusia Latu, Trainer.
Acknowledging Sela Bloomfield (representative of TYEE Board), Doreen Lemoto, GP Tonga and to the TBEC Manager and Team for their support. Last but not the least to the staff of TYEE Office.
TYEE Second Training Cycle: September 2016
TYEE First Training Cycle: July 2016 Trainees with close to 100% success rate in employment placements. (Guest speaker, Mr. Jamie Walker)