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Some tertiary graduates lacking ‘soft skills’ for employment
07 March 2017

Some tertiary graduates lacking ‘soft skills’ for employment

ONE of Jamaica’s senior educators is lamenting that some secondary and tertiary students are leaving school without the requisite skills that will make them readily employable for emerging careers.

High-demand skills not enough to satisfy labour market
07 March 2017

High-demand skills not enough to satisfy labour market

MANAGER for student services and development, placement and career services at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, Dr Merritt Henry, says the number of people graduating from tertiary institutions with high-demand skills is not enough to meet the demands of the local labour market.

Young People Tell Us How They Are Fighting Poverty & Driving Sustainability
03 February 2017

Young People Tell Us How They Are Fighting Poverty & Driving Sustainability

Smart, passionate young people are hungry to continue creating meaningful and lasting change for their families, their communities, and the world. For International Youth Day, we set out to hear directly from young people around the globe and share their take on this year's theme, centered on two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The thoughtful responses from a dozen youth who've participated in our initiatives underscore what IYF has known for 26 years: young people are the world's greatest resource. To reach the SDGs, the world must engage them as the agents of change they already are—entrepreneurs, peer educators, job creators, and community leaders—and support them in realizing their full potential.


Project to help 10,000 young people with training, employment
03 February 2017

Project to help 10,000 young people with training, employment

KINGSTON, Jamaica (JIS) — Approximately 10,000 unattached young people, aged 17 to 29, are expected to benefit from the J$1.6 billion (US$9.3 million) New Employment Opportunities for Youth in Jamaica (NEO-Jamaica) project.

New Employment Opportunities for Youth in Jamaica
03 February 2017

New Employment Opportunities for Youth in Jamaica

Approximately 10,000 unattached young people, aged 17 and 29, are expected to benefit from the $1.6 billion (US$9.3 million) New Employment Opportunities for Youth in Jamaica (NEO-Jamaica) project.

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