NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (JUNE 30, 2015) –Fourth Form secondary and Sixth Form school leavers on Nevis, are participating in a Summer Job Attachment Programme, an initiative of the Department of Youth and Sports in the Ministry of Social Development, Nevis Island Administration (NIA). It commenced at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church Hall on June 29, 2015, under the theme “Unleashing the Professional in You.”
The training workshop which will end on July 3rd, comes before a five-week internship programme which, according to Coordinator of Youth Development in the Department of Youth and Sports Zahnela Claxton, affords school leavers the opportunity to experience the world of work from July 13th to August 15th.
She said interns with limited or no employment experience are introduced to a variety of career opportunities so they can develop practical work skills, professional ethics and learn more about seeking and retaining employment.
The internship allows participants to benefit from a professional mentorship experience that will significantly shape their work values and prepare them for adapting high standards when they become full-time employees.