Thirty students are expected to receive training under the Skills for Youth Employment (SkYE) Training Program. This training is funded with UK aid from the UK Government and will provide opportunities for a total of thirty (30) students, ten (10) each who will receive training in Ceramics, Multi-media Animation or Computer Graphics. “Training will be open to all young women and men 15 to 30 years, but special provision will be made for those from disadvantaged backgrounds. At least 10% of training places will be offered to young people challenged by disability. SkYE has three distinct but interrelated components: Component One established a competitive Training Fund for public and private training providers in the four island nations to deliver packages of technical and soft skills training leading to a recognized certificate, e.g. National or Caribbean Vocational Qualification (N/ CVQ) Level 2 and above, or modules towards one. Training either helps young people already working in the relevant sector to up-skill and progress to higher level work, or help unemployed young people develop the higher-level skills they need to quickly find and stay in work in the sector”.
Training will be for approximately eight (8) months and students will also have the opportunity to take part in internships through various employers for further development and work experience while also gaining entrepreneurial skills to open and operate their own businesses if desired. Classes will be held both day and evening depending on the scheduling. To apply for this training please download the application form, fill out in full and return via email to firstname.lastname@example.org along with three (3) pieces of your best visual artwork saved in PDF or JPEG format. Artwork can be but not limited to drawings, paintings, ceramics, photography, decorative art, computer graphics, digital media etc. Deadline for submission of applications has been extended to October 9, 2020 to ensure those who would like to avail themselves of this opportunity can do.
Students will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for an interview prior to final selection of the cohort for each program.