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Charity aiming to prepare youth for work

TRE GREAVES, [email protected]

Charity aiming to prepare youth for work

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AN INTERNATIONAL CHARITY is looking to prepare 40 Barbadian young people for employment.

The Prince’s Trust International Get Into programme was launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth and Kestrel Liner Agency at the Hilton Barbados today.

The programme is aimed at training workers in keeping with the needs of employers.

The trust’s international project manager Susan Martin said Get Into was launched in 2004 and it  has helped over 18 000 people in the United Kingdom between the ages of 16 and 25 gain real world experience.

Speaking at a session during which the programme was presented to a number of businesses, Martin said it helps youngsters who may not be prepared for job interviews to get their feet wet.

Businesses in the hospitality and logistics industries will be targeted in the local pilot project.

If the model is successful in Barbados, the programme will be taken across the Caribbean. (TG)