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Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2017. 3:21 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Thirty-six youths from San Ignacio and Santa Elena have graduated from a Job Preparedness Training course as part of the Employability Enhancement component of the Ministry of Human Development’s Youth Rise Project, according to a Government of Belize press release.

The course ran for 8 weeks and 18 young men and 18 young women between the ages of 14-24 were exposed to a plethora of topics ranging from skills identification; personal SWOT analysis; effective communication; conflict management; Belize’s Labor Laws; work etiquette; career exploration, resume and cover Letter writing; and interview skills.

The program started on August 28 and ended on October 30 and is based on the Job Preparedness Training Program developed by the Department of Youth Services (DYS) in the Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports and Culture.

According to the release, the training was delivered in a collaborative effort between DYS Santa Elena and the Cornerstone Foundation in San Ignacio.

In February 2018, a second cycle of the Job Preparedness training will be held and persons interested in participating in the next cycle should contact DYS in Santa Elena at 804-0540.

The Youth Resilience and Inclusive Social Empowerment (RISE) Project is a comprehensive social intervention which responds to the challenges facing vulnerable groups, particularly at-risk youth in the Towns of San Ignacio/Santa Elena and Dangriga.

The project is implemented by the Government of Belize via the Ministry of Human Development, Social Transformation & Poverty Alleviation and public sector and social partners with funding from the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of Belize.

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