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25,200 young people to be employed under summer work programme

Published:Tuesday | May 23, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The HEART Trust-NTA is looking to engage 25,200 young people this year under its Youth Summer Employment Programme.

This is a significant increase over the approximately 6,000 persons who were employed in 2016.

The Youth Summer Employment Programme is an intervention targeting youth attending secondary and tertiary institutions who need some meaningful work experience. Graduates who are unemployed can also apply.

The programme is open to young people ages 17 to 29 and from the community of persons with disabilities, between the ages of 17 and 34.

Interested persons are being asked to submit a completed application form, along with a passport photograph; rÈsumÈ; Tax Registration Number; valid national identification; valid school identification; birth certificate; and proof of qualification, if there is any.

The deadline for application for the programme has been extended to Friday, May 26.

The initiative will be undertaken in three phases over three weeks, starting June 5, July 3, and August 8.