Log In

Reset Password

Youth employment programme 2024 launches with 35 students

First Prev 1 2 Next Last
New journey: 35 young Bermudians participated in the Government’s 2024 Youth Employment Programme’s orientation session, hosted by the Minister of Economy and Labour. Participants engaged in group discussions, self-reflection and interactive activities, during the daylong meeting (Photograph supplied)

A cohort of 35 students who enrolled in the Government’s 2024 Youth Employment Programme completed a full-day orientation session, the Minister of Economy and Labour said.

Jason Hayward added: “These opportunities are critical to Bermuda's Youth Employment Strategy Goal number 4, ensuring young people receive relevant work experience to better prepare them for gainful employment.”

Last week’s session, Build your best self, was held at the Argus Group and included student group discussions, self-reflection and interactive activities.

Topics covered included personal branding, growth mindset versus fixed mindset, how to be a team player, workplace etiquette, budgeting, self-care and everyday ethics.

Empowering the youth: 35 students enrolled in the Government’s 2024 Youth Employment Programme have completed a full-day orientation session. The event was held under the theme, Build your best self (Photograph supplied)

Mr Hayward said: “I want to thank the Department of Workforce Development team and the public, private and non-profit businesses for partnering with the Government to facilitate creating an environment for a high-quality workforce and empowering our youth to engage in professional and personal growth.

“These opportunities provide meaningful workplace experiences for our youth, creating a foundation for entering the world of work and building citizens who will positively contribute to our island.”

Etienne Wolffe, a participant in last week’s activity, thanked the people who organised the orientation event.

He added: "It helped me prepare for a great start to my first day.”

The ministry said 100 college students and 80 high school pupils will have the opportunity to enjoy work placements from May 13 to September 6 as part of the programme.

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published May 23, 2024 at 11:53 am (Updated May 26, 2024 at 10:33 pm)

Youth employment programme 2024 launches with 35 students

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon