AUGUST 12th of Every Year is International Youth Day! This year's 2019 International Youth Day's theme is "Transforming Education, and Tonga has localised this theme to cater for Tonga Youth Stakeholders needs in education in which is translated into; "Fakalakalaka e founga ‘o e ako ki hono fakaivia e mo’ui lotolu".
This year's theme highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. Rooted in Goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development - "to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all".
International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people, youth-led and youth-focused organisations, as well as other stakeholders are transforming education so that it becomes a powerful tool to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Agenda 4 of the 2030 SDG is one of the TYEE's focused areas, working with a mission; "To bridge the gap by building the capacity of the youth to embark on their journey, to make a life they aspire to live through appropriate and relevant connections to work-readiness and life-skills training opportunities, employment opportunities, creating employment opportunities through entrepreneurship (and information and communications technology (ICT), and mentorship support".
Bridging the skills and opportunity gaps for TYEE participating youth in a week-long Training Workshops at TYEE Training Room at Fifita House Building. These training workshops provide learning opportunities and support to each participating youth member who is making their transition to work, meaningful. "Finding Your Own Unique Career Pathway & Be Work Ready" training workshops give hope and a second chance to those young people who are serious about making a difference in their lives and getting ahead in life.
TYEE's training work-space has the capacity to hold up to 20 participants in one seating. This space also compliments a small set up for our tech-hub to assist our participants with accessing the computers and upskilling themselves in the basic Microsoft Office Suite while they are equipped with the skills to prepare their own job application letter, CV, interview preparations and presentations, and much more.
Post the training workshops, TYEE Recruitment Service Team works directly with the participating youth by connecting them with the available job vacancies that are being made available to TYEE Career Centre through partnering with our local employers.
With over thousands of young school leavers who are registered at TYEE program to date, more than 50% of them have been supported and connected with employment placements in Tonga alone. TYEE is forever grateful to our loyal local partner employers for believing in us!
We assist young people aged 18 – 29 years to find jobs, access training opportunities, or to start their own jobs being young entrepreneurs. We place a particular emphasis on those young people who, due to personal circumstances, left school early and are considered school “drop-outs”.
To the employers who are still looking for new staff or have vacancies that are still remaining unfilled to contact TYEE for your staffing solution and options. Saves you precious time and money!
"I did not complete my education, I got married and had my kids. I never thought I would have a second chance to be employed after I got married with kids. Knowing TYEE now, TYEE gave me hope! I am now in full-time employment". ~TYEE youth member & participant
"Good morning TYEE thank you so much for helping me out during the past few weeks. I managed to attend the interview yesterday and it was well. I was just told to wait for the offer letter but all in all, if it wasn’t for your help I would not have been able to be pushed out of my comfort zone so malo aupito" ~TYEE youth member & participant.
NUKU’ALOFA, May 31 2019.
Dear valued customers and partners,
We would like to inform you that as of June 1st 2019, our TYEE Office will move to our new home at:
LEVEL 2, FIFITA HOUSE BUILDING
Please update our information in your files and please send all future correspondences to our new address.
All our other contact information remain the same.
We can't wait for you to visit.
President of TYEE
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 email@example.com.
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.