Unemployed persons between the ages of 16 and 30, who are in need of career guidance are invited to attend a Youth Career Extravaganza next Tuesday, June 27. It will take place at the 3Ws Stand, Kensington Oval, Fontabelle, St. Michael, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The event falls under the Strengthening Human and Social Development Project in Barbados and is executed by the Ministry of Social Care, Constituency Empowerment and Community Development. It seeks to inform young persons on how to prepare themselves for the world of work successfully.
There will be career and interviewing tips; information on continuing education choices; CV preparation; business etiquette and career counselling, as well as opportunities for individuals to gain summer work experience.
The IDB-funded project is geared at contributing to the reduction of extreme poverty in Barbados through the execution of a number of components, one being the reduction of unemployment through improved employment services and demand-driven technical training.
Project Coordinator, Maureen Pollard, said that her team was keen on hosting the career counselling event at this time as it coincides with the end of the school year.
“We are focusing a lot on youth in this our first event, so we decided that at this period when schools are releasing hundreds of students into the job market that it would be an opportune time for us to arm them with the information they need to enter the current job market successfully,” she stated.