First Cohort of 35 Students Begin the 2024 Youth Employment Programme

“I’m happy to share that the 2024 Youth Employment Programme recently began with the first cohort of 35 students participating in a full-day orientation session,” said the Minister of Economy and Labour, Jason Hayward, “These opportunities are critical to Bermuda’s Youth Employment Strategy Goal number 4, ensuring young people receive relevant work experience to better prepare them for gainful employment.”

Entitled ‘Build Your Best Self’, the orientation session held last week at The Argus Group involved student group discussions, self-reflection, and interactive activities on the following topics:

  • Personal Branding
  • Growth Mindset versus Fixed Mindset
  • How to be a team player
  • Workplace Etiquette
  • Budgeting
  • Self-care and Everyday Ethics

Programme participant Mr. Etienne Wolffe shared his appreciation of the first day, saying, “I would like to firstly thank Ms. Jeanene and Ms. Jodi for organising a wonderful orientation. It helped me prepare for a great start to my first day!”

As the programme continues, 100 college students and 80 high school students will have the opportunity to enjoy work placements from May 13 to September 6.

Minister Hayward continued, “I want to thank the Department of Workforce Development team and both the public, private, and non-profit businesses for partnering with the Government to facilitate creating an environment for a high-quality workforce and empowering our youth to engage in professional and personal growth. These opportunities provide meaningful workplace experiences for our youth, creating a foundation for entering the world of work and building citizens who will positively contribute to our island.”

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