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More girls applying for BYS

More girls applying for BYS
26 Apr

For years the Barbados Youth Service has been providing training for unemployed young people between the ages of 16 and 22.

And historically there have always been more young men than women in the 12 month programme.

But despite what the numbers suggest, young women are apparently very interested in joining the BYS.

A significant number of young women are applying to enlist in the Barbados Youth Service's residential programme.

However, many of them are being turned away because of space constraints.

Word of this came from counsellor with the Youth Service, Kay Stoute.

Ms. Stoute was speaking on day two of the Youth Service's World of Work seminar which seeks to prepare recruits for the job attachment phase of the programme.

She says the job attachments will be allocated based on career choices.

But the current economic climate is affecting companies' abilities to take on people.

Justin Parris, a sergeant in the Youth Service, is encouraging young people to take advantage of the many training opportunities being provided for them.

He along with Faith Bourne-Belgrave were full of praise for the training workshop.

While companies aren't obligated to hire the recruits once job attachment is over, some may be called on to sub for employees on leave, and may eventually be put on staff.

Others may opt to further their studies.

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