To our partner organisations and sponsors, thank you, for your support. With your generosity and donations, TYEE is able to continue providing the platform for our youth development programs and sustain it to support our young people.
Below are nineteen of our young Trainees who have successfully completed their work ready - Skill Up training program in March 2019. Five of these young Trainees have secured full time employment placements, one continued in her small business being entrepreneur, eight of them are taking their first real job interview this coming week, 8th - 10th April. The remaining five are currently on wait list for job interviews and internships work experience.
See who are the wonderful sponsors by scrolling down the page. Your continued support will greatly assist TYEE to sustain this platform to support our youth in Tonga.
To all our corporate partners and sponsors, thank you, for your support.
TYEE would like to extend our sincere gratitude to the Office of The Public Service Commission (PSC), and the Workforce Division Team led by Charlotte Vuki for their meaningful contributions and partnership in the TYEE Youth Career Day program on Thursday, 28 March 2019 at TYEE workspace.
What a great success! The Youth Career Day's program would not have been possible if it wasn’t for the leadership, support and partnership of the PSC Office. TYEE would also like to sincerely thank and acknowledge the support and participation of the Attorney General Office (AGO) in the Youth Career Day.
TYEE would like to share the following post from the PSC Office facebook page post the Career Day:
The Public Service Commission was privileged to partner with Tonga Youth Employment & Entrepreneurship Inc. - TYEE this month in supporting the career day for youth. The theme for the career day was “Our Youth are Our Future”. The PSC office was also fortunate to have the support of the Attorney General's Office (AGO) - Tonga. The program commenced at 10am to 12midday on Thursday 28 March 2019 at the TYEE offices. The program progressed as follows;
1. Welcoming by Ms Lusia Jones, TYEE Director
2. Opening prayer by Mr Moleni Ika, PSC Office
3. Opening Speech by Ms Charlotte Vuki, PSC Office
4. Overview presentation by Ms Alamoni Nafe, PSC Office
5. Sharing of experience by Mr Sione Taufo’ou, PSC Office
6. Sharing of experience by Ms Alamoni Nafe, PSC Office
7. Overview of AGO role and Sharing of experience by Mr Alex Aleamotu’a, AGO
8. Interview skills and interview demonstration, PSC Office team
9. Closing by Ilaisaane Manu, TYEE Office
10. Closing Prayer by Pohiva Malu, TYEE Office
The PSC will continue to collaborate with TYEE on future programs to support the Youth. Those interested in the work of PSC can seek additional information from firstname.lastname@example.org.
There were Information Booths on display by the PSC Office and the AGO Office and were made available for the youth participants to go through for additional information plus questions and answers. Mr. Moleni Ika from the PSC Office took on the PSC Information Booth while Mr. Alex Aleamotu'a took on the AGO Information Booth.
The participants on the day thoroughly enjoyed the learning experience and the new found information and understanding they have about the PSC Office and the twenty Government Ministries that are under their responsibility. The participants also had the opportunity to learn about the AGO Office and their role in government. The activities provided on the day such as staff presentations, mock interviews and sharing of the staff career journey and experiences were a great eye opener for the participants. Everyone walked away feeling refreshed with a well informed, productive and meaningful Career Day!
TYEE was privileged to partner with the PSC Office for this Career Day. Malo 'Aupito PSC TEAM and AGO TEAM.
Bridging the skills gap for TYEE participating youth in a week long Pre-employment Skill Up Training Workshops from 18th - 22nd March 2019 at the Youth Tech Incubators Centre (YTIC) to provide learning opportunities and a serious investment in each youth to make their transition to work, meaningful.
Prior to the week long training, an orientation day was organised by TYEE where the first group of 35 youths were identified from the pre-employment registration and interviews whom they needed the Skill Up Training. The orientation was focusing on groups brainstorming session to identify the root causes of each youth employment challenge and barriers, followed by the individuals skills assessment. The outcome was no surprise with each group presenting some of the personal factors; laziness, high-headed and expectation, family problems, lack of good qualification, skills, experience, negative personal influence, ashamed of oneself and fear. While they report on the situational factors; financial issues, location-distance, transportation, lack of opportunities for youth and family matters.
Skill Up Training focused on addressing the "know how to do" basic core skills that are required to assist them in making their transition to their first job interview with a goal to secure a job will improve their life.
Skill Up covers career pathways, CV writing, financial literacy including a new bank account with the BSP Bank, interview techniques with mock interviews, work attire presentations and fitting from the Youth Career Closet. TYEE was privileged to partner with the BSP Bank in co-delivering this program. The participants who have successfully completed the Skill Up moved directly to the TYEE Career Centre - Recruitment Service for real job interviews and placements. The second Skill Up group will be starting this April 2019.
The Skill Up Training in March 2019 was made possible with the generous sponsorship and donations of the following companies and individuals. TYEE wishes to acknowledge them and thank them so sincerely.
This International Women's Day 2019, TYEE would like to celebrate the strength and the resilience of the ordinary Tongan woman.
The Tongan woman who despite her own lack of opportunities pushes the next generation to succeed. The everyday woman who puts others before herself, ensuring they succeed and she more than ever makes great sacrifices for them.
The everyday women who allow others to become great.
TYEE would like to acknowledge just a few of our ordinary and inspiring women who have played an extraordinary role and generously contributed to TYEE's achievements to date. These women deserve the recognition so our young generation can be inspired too. These women are professional women, business leaders, innovators, community leaders, entrepreneurs, volunteers and dedicated mothers who are out there every day to make a difference! This is a great opportunity to reflect on progress made and call for change to celebrate acts of courage and determination by these ordinary women in Tonga. We thank you for your love and support to date.
Think equal, build smart, innovate for change ~UN
The 2019 theme, Think equal, build smart, innovate for change focuses on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.
TYEE Youth Career Centre accepts donations of new or near new male and female clothing and accessories suitable for work and business and we'll provide those clothing at no cost to our registered youths in training and seeking employment. The offer will only apply to those youth members who have completed the work readiness program, educational programs and are serious about seeking employment, such as an outfit for their first job interviews. After employment is secured, they can add that outfit to their wardrobe.
The Career Closet will also be available for the public at a very generous price tag on a fortnightly sales workshop at TYEE Career Centre. This will help us to sustain that service for those who are in need and on the queue.
Donate, give with confidence and help us change lives for our youth in Tonga.