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.