Youth News

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Students involved in training programmes at the HEART Trust/NTA's Rockfort Vocational Training Centre (VTC) are being encouraged to participate in the Overseas Employment Programme. Minister of Labour and Social Security Derrick Kellier made the appeal as he addressed an Employers' Forum and Open Day Thursday at the institution located on Windward Road, Kingston.

He said the ministry requires skilled persons as well as seasonal...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The Learning for Life Training Programme has been coordinated and implemented in Jamaica since 2008. The programme has been designed for the at risk youth population that are otherwise not formally engaged and in education and training. The training provides a professional and hands on experience in Bartending and Mixology; Food and Beverage Preparation. Further the training is geared towards skills development, qualification and provision of...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The National Centre for Youth Development (NCYD) hosted a Students' Council Workshop at the Brimmervale High School on February 28, 2013. The Workshop was coordinated by Youth Empowerment Officer for St. Mary - Mr. Omar Marston, and was aimed at capacity building for the students' councils in the parish.

Students' Council Representatives from six (6) of St. Mary's High Schools were present at the Workshop. Mr. Kevon...

Monday, March 4, 2013

Young persons are again being urged to get involved in agriculture, so they can significantly contribute to the country’s food security and continued economic growth.

This call came from Government Senator, Floyd Morris, as he addressed the Kingston 4-H Club’s annual Parish Achievement Day, held recently at the Excelsior High School’s Mountain View Avenue location.

He said that agriculture is one of the...

Friday, March 1, 2013

The Caribbean Science Foundation (CSF) is currently accepting applications for two of its programmes that are geared towards unearthing and nurturing young scientists in secondary schools in Jamaica and the rest of the region. The two programmes are the Student Programme for Innovation in Science and Engineering (SPISE) and the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge. They are both expected to help increase the...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

The Ministry of Youth and Culture invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the posts of:

  • Senior Communications Officer
  • Public Relations Officer

Interested persons are invited to submit applications with résumé, by:

Friday...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna has given a favourable assessment of the Jamaica 50 programme noting that the celebratory segment last year represented a major undertaking. Speaking at the presentation of 20 projects comprising the legacy component of Jamaica 50 at the National Gallery, downtown Kingston on Wednesday (February 20), the culture minister said Jamaica did well during the celebrations and the majority of Jamaicans...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Statistical Institute of Jamaica (STATIN) is conducting a School-to-Work Transition Survey (SWTS) on behalf of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the International Labour Organization (ILO). The data collection for this survey commenced island wide on February 1, 2013 and is expected to last for approximately two (2) months.   This survey examines the experiences of persons 15 - 29 years old...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Thousands of students from schools across the island are expected to converge at the Trelawny Multi-purpose Stadium in Trelawny on Friday (February 22) for the first national Jamaica Day celebration.

The national activity will be a celebration of Jamaica’s culture and will feature a parade, reading of the Jamaica Day Proclamation, drumming, performances by gospel choirs, among others.

Speaking at a recent JIS Think,...

Monday, February 18, 2013

Youth and culture minister Lisa Hanna says although reggae music is now a global phenomenon there is more to be done to ensure that the music form helps propel Jamaican culture to its rightful place as a potent force of social and economic liberation. Hanna pointed out that the ongoing intellectual assessment and reflection, such as that occasioned by the recent staging of the third international reggae conference at the University of the...