Over 4,000 school dropouts to be trained for work under security strengthening programme.

October 27,2016  Source

Over the next four years, it is expected that 4,400 school dropouts, between the ages of 16 and 25, will be trained and eased into the working world under Citizen Security Strengthening Programme (CCSP).

Mark Ross, Community Action Specialist, who is in charge of the Ministry of Public Security’s implementation of the Inter-American Development Bank-funded programme, told Stabroek News that the initiative will give the youths, who dropped out of primary or secondary school and are unemployed, an opportunity to go back to a technical institute and pursue a skill of their choice.

The initiative, which is budgeted at US$3M, is the first component of the CCSP and is designed to address crime and violence at the community level by reducing the contributing factors while at the same time strengthening the protective factors.

At a sensitisation activity, Ross last Thursday addressed several members of the Sophia community, who were very welcoming of the programme.

Mark Ross
Mark Ross

Ross said he is very passionate about addressing the high unemployment rate and low education level that have been found among young people. “If you are to do a working population demographic, the reality is that you have older people above 30 working more than people from 18 to 25. So, what we are doing under this programme is the Youth Employment and Empowerment section,” Ross said.

The programme is set to run in the 20 following communities: Vreed-en-Hoop, Providence, McDoom, Charlestown and Albouystown, South Ruimveldt Gardens and Park, East and West La Penitence, Sophia, Alberttown, Kingston, Annandale, Buxton, Enmore, Rosignol, Angoy’s Avenue, Adelphi, Port Mourant, Albion, Friendship, Bush Lot and Wismar.

He explained that from November 1, each community will have to mobilise 55 youths every year for the next four years. “Essentially, we are going to be training 1,100 youngsters from those communities and we will not just be sending them back to school and a technical institute but will also be guiding them and have psychosocial counselling,” Ross pointed out. He stated that the youths will not just learn a skill, they will learn an employable skill of their choice based on a Rapid Labour Market Assessment that was conducted in 2015.

Ross explained that the technical institutes around the country are being engaged and will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) soon to start the implementation of the programme. Each of the 4,400 youths is also expected to be provided with a stipend of US$70 a month to cover transportation costs and other incidentals. However, Ross explained that the figure is still being discussed since they want to provide a level playing field for all of the youths from different geographic locations. “We are looking at the anomalies and will be addressing them,” he said.

In order to ensure that the youths “stay focused on the path,” Ross explained that they will be hiring mentors to “hold the hands of them to walk them through the course.” “They are at-risk youths and can slip out and get involved in some gang and could easily fall out at any time,” he said.

Ross also said the youths will also undergo job readiness and workplace behaviour training to ensure that they are well prepared for the world of work.

Out of the total number of youths, Ross pointed out that 300 of them will be given the opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial skills and will be provided with US$1,500 to establish their own businesses.

Another part of the CCSP is conflict resolution and increasing the involvement of the community and youth policing groups. “We have cases where people see kids out of schools and don’t get involved. When you pass or ignore a child not going to school, they can become criminals and live in your community and eventually turn around and rob you,” Ross said, while stating that they are tackling that particular issue because they have recognised the importance of community policing.

“Anybody following the US presidential debates will see that both candidates have talked a lot about it and the US has become very conscious that community policing helps in crime and violence prevention and so you have to build that relationship between the police and community,” he said, while pointing out that communities that have active policing groups show less criminal activities than those without.

Another area that will be addressed with the programme is the prevalence of attitudes and behaviours among the population that promotes the use of violence. “We also found in a survey in 2011 that 42% of our population (men and women) believe men have the right to slap a woman. They just believe that and so that’s also a worry,” he said. To address the issue, he said, they are going to be training the community members in conflict resolution.

The implementation of the programme is expected to start around the end of the year.

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October 27,2016  Source

He explained that from November 1, each community will have to mobilise 55 youths every year for the next four years. “Essentially, we are going to be training 1,100 youngsters from those communities and we will not just be sending them back to school and a technical institute but will also be guiding them and have psychosocial counselling,” Ross pointed out. He stated that the youths will not just learn a skill, they will learn an employable skill of their choice based on a Rapid Labour Market Assessment that was conducted in 2015.

While on paper and speech an excellent approach, it is unlikely that the end-results will meet the expectations.

You already have trained school teachers can't find jobs in their field and now settle to drive hire car. Some of these teachers have to migrate to Barbados{ Caribj homeland} to teach the under educated.Don't worry, when they graduate they gun de pan OIL.

kp posted:

Some of these teachers have to migrate to Barbados{ Caribj homeland} to teach the under educated.Don't worry, when they graduate they gun de pan OIL.

Under the PPP nurses and teachers fled your Little Indesh land. Especially blacks who were reminded every day that to be Guyanese one had to be an Indian.

Cease squawking.

Mr.T posted:
Nehru posted:

Did someone say Marriot??  laad Ah Mercy, the sweet sound of the PPP

Marriott was a complete failure that had to be rescued and completed by the AFC/APNU government. So don't blow your horns.

HEHEHE Says Stupidee Bill.

Nehru posted:
Mr.T posted:
Nehru posted:

Did someone say Marriot??  laad Ah Mercy, the sweet sound of the PPP

Marriott was a complete failure that had to be rescued and completed by the AFC/APNU government. So don't blow your horns.

HEHEHE Says Stupidee Bill.

I guess you were a school drop out as well, then. You can't even put 2 and 2 together .

caribny posted:

PPP frauds, why didn't the PPP attempt an initiative like this?  This while they claimed that Guyana had a shortage of skilled workers, so Chinese had to be brought in to build the Marriott.

What you missed in this topic is that in just a short 1 1/2 years the pnC destroyed the school system and drove 4000 to drop out. Now they are looking to train them to become Indian businessmen.  Those 300 fellows(will be 99.9% Afros) will take the $1.5K US and buy gun to rob Indians. This is more profitable and easier than the straight and narrow. 

caribny posted:

PPP frauds, why didn't the PPP attempt an initiative like this?  This while they claimed that Guyana had a shortage of skilled workers, so Chinese had to be brought in to build the Marriott.

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Guyana ALWAYS had Government Technical Institute, [GTI}, Guyana School of Agriculture, Port Mourant Training Center and don't forget Ondermeaning Boys school in Essequibo. The youth unemployment is over 40%, you can train all you want , there is NO jobs. One and half years in government and still no jobs, OH I forget, crime pays, crime has lots of vacancies. The Ministers are thieving from the top setting VERRRRY good example can't blame the little Black Boys.

caribny posted:
kp posted:

Some of these teachers have to migrate to Barbados{ Caribj homeland} to teach the under educated.Don't worry, when they graduate they gun de pan OIL.

Under the PPP nurses and teachers fled your Little Indesh land. Especially blacks who were reminded every day that to be Guyanese one had to be an Indian.

Cease squawking.

Look at you, because of the PPP you now live in LA LA land, if not you would have been a big time "choke and Robber " in Guyana.

kp posted:

Look at you, because of the PPP you now live in LA LA land, if not you would have been a big time "choke and Robber " in Guyana.

You giving the man too much credit, who knows, maybe he is a choke and rob right in the US.  You can take a man out of the gutter but you can't take the gutter out of the man 

The govt should just carry on as the previous governments had done for ohhh so long just to appease the foolish. Granger should pull the plug on this venture, he could save US3M,the unemployed youth hang could around with the drugs, the booze, carry out crimes like there is no tomorrow, give the foolish a real need to complain and make them feel a part of humankind.

With that 3M Grange should be able throw a nice Chrismus party and get some good ole fashioned wine down tarasss.

Which reminds me of a couple Turkish dancers I had the extreme pleasure of watching some good hip movements, was nearly sent flying off my chair as the one swayed with an "uppsy daisy." while the other was at my other side doing her thing...felt kinda, "boxed in"...ohhh me mumma....stop ittt I like itttt. 

I see the coCainE man write wan lang lang letter. Normally he write only one or two words. 

What ever happened to the National Service that Granger et al wanted to bring back? It looks like even this old Burnham brainchild is stalled under this incompetent government. 

caribny posted:

PPP frauds, why didn't the PPP attempt an initiative like this?  This while they claimed that Guyana had a shortage of skilled workers, so Chinese had to be brought in to build the Marriott.

Why waste time and money? You train them and they end up unemployed, smoking dope, killing, robbing and burning down buildings. Save the time and money.

Nehru posted:

HEHEHE  Train but dont create Jobs. Dis Rass too FUNNY.

We have a work force of barely 300k, how many of those constitute jobs created by the PPP in 23 years? You have the nerve to speak of training in isolation of job creation so tell us....does the qualified person comes first or the jobs that are waiting for them.

You morons pretend you are so smart but instead of looking at the merit of the program you make snap criticisms with no analysis. If every bridge sitter on the coast had training of some sort do you not believe they will bootstrap themselves by filling niche areas of which we have and abundance given we are a developing country? What is the expectation of them ever creating one job sitting on the bridge and drinking cheap rum?

Danyael posted:
Nehru posted:

HEHEHE  Train but dont create Jobs. Dis Rass too FUNNY.

We have a work force of barely 300k, how many of those constitute jobs created by the PPP in 23 years? You have the nerve to speak of training in isolation of job creation so tell us....does the qualified person comes first or the jobs that are waiting for them.

You morons pretend you are so smart but instead of looking at the merit of the program you make snap criticisms with no analysis. If every bridge sitter on the coast had training of some sort do you not believe they will bootstrap themselves by filling niche areas of which we have and abundance given we are a developing country? What is the expectation of them ever creating one job sitting on the bridge and drinking cheap rum?

More hogwash from this uninformed sakawinki parrot jumbie who thinks he knows it all.

skeldon_man posted:

They can't find jobs for the successful CXC students, where would they find jobs for slow learners? What kind of jobs will be available for these youths?

Is it slow thinking to conclude that these are slow thinkers given they are drop outs for what ever reason? Do you know any drop out who has made significant changes in the world that has vastly improved your life?

The areas of training is specifically targeting  technically oriented vocational or service positions. But it mattered not how they are trained. We need every areas of expertise from mechanics to  welders to chefs to programmers and A-plus support.

What ever areas in which these young people receive training would greatly enhance their sense of self worth and t heir competency to take opportunities available over the other option; bridge sitting and rum drinking and making babies with no means to support them.

skeldon_man posted:
Danyael posted:
Nehru posted:

HEHEHE  Train but dont create Jobs. Dis Rass too FUNNY.

We have a work force of barely 300k, how many of those constitute jobs created by the PPP in 23 years? You have the nerve to speak of training in isolation of job creation so tell us....does the qualified person comes first or the jobs that are waiting for them.

You morons pretend you are so smart but instead of looking at the merit of the program you make snap criticisms with no analysis. If every bridge sitter on the coast had training of some sort do you not believe they will bootstrap themselves by filling niche areas of which we have and abundance given we are a developing country? What is the expectation of them ever creating one job sitting on the bridge and drinking cheap rum?

More hogwash from this uninformed sakawinki parrot jumbie who thinks he knows it all.

If you think like a moo-cow the only conclusion is the knew-jerk ignorant and useless contribution to the topic as the above. Maybe it is in the genes.

Danyael posted:
skeldon_man posted:

They can't find jobs for the successful CXC students, where would they find jobs for slow learners? What kind of jobs will be available for these youths?

Is it slow thinking to conclude that these are slow thinkers given they are drop outs for what ever reason? Do you know any drop out who has made significant changes in the world that has vastly improved your life?

The areas of training is specifically targeting  technically oriented vocational or service positions. But it mattered not how they are trained. We need every areas of expertise from mechanics to  welders to chefs to programmers and A-plus support.

What ever areas in which these young people receive training would greatly enhance their sense of self worth and t heir competency to take opportunities available over the other option; bridge sitting and rum drinking and making babies with no means to support them.

If they cannot find jobs for trained teachers, CXC students and UG graduates, where will they find work for these struggling kids? I realize that these kids might have had some unfortunate events at home or not cut out to be the exceptional children we see being successful. Before you embark on a project like this, you have to ask yourself, "When they get out of training, what do they have to look forward to"? How many and where would they get employment? It's cost versus benefits. Don't go just throw money and think it's going to fix everything.

kp posted:
caribny posted:

PPP frauds, why didn't the PPP attempt an initiative like this?  This while they claimed that Guyana had a shortage of skilled workers, so Chinese had to be brought in to build the Marriott.

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Guyana ALWAYS had Government Technical Institute, [GTI}, Guyana School of Agriculture, Port Mourant Training Center and don't forget Ondermeaning Boys school in Essequibo. The youth unemployment is over 40%, you can train all you want , there is NO jobs. One and half years in government and still no jobs, OH I forget, crime pays, crime has lots of vacancies. The Ministers are thieving from the top setting VERRRRY good example can't blame the little Black Boys.

Those schools are part of the infrastructure of organized education. These people dropped out and the program proposed here is a safety net to trap them from being lost to the labor force.

Part of the reason there is 40 percent unemployment is that we are essentially unskilled and ordinary school to CXC level prepare individuals to further their studies not fill niche jobs. Vocational training that covers a year can create, dental tech, inhome health support staff, etc for many areas not to mention it can give us draftsman and carpenters who can all bootstrap their lives.

This is better than sitting on ones hands and saying woe is me. It means that a purpose is created for 4000 kids each year to counter the trend of 3000 young women, and some 2000 boys who drop out each year.

Danyael posted:
kp posted:
caribny posted:

PPP frauds, why didn't the PPP attempt an initiative like this?  This while they claimed that Guyana had a shortage of skilled workers, so Chinese had to be brought in to build the Marriott.

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Guyana ALWAYS had Government Technical Institute, [GTI}, Guyana School of Agriculture, Port Mourant Training Center and don't forget Ondermeaning Boys school in Essequibo. The youth unemployment is over 40%, you can train all you want , there is NO jobs. One and half years in government and still no jobs, OH I forget, crime pays, crime has lots of vacancies. The Ministers are thieving from the top setting VERRRRY good example can't blame the little Black Boys.

Those schools are part of the infrastructure of organized education. These people dropped out and the program proposed here is a safety net to trap them from being lost to the labor force.

Part of the reason there is 40 percent unemployment is that we are essentially unskilled and ordinary school to CXC level prepare individuals to further their studies not fill niche jobs. Vocational training that covers a year can create, dental tech, inhome health support staff, etc for many areas not to mention it can give us draftsman and carpenters who can all bootstrap their lives.

This is better than sitting on ones hands and saying woe is me. It means that a purpose is created for 4000 kids each year to counter the trend of 3000 young women, and some 2000 boys who drop out each year.

What the hell you know about the daily runnings of Guyana? You live in your own world.

skeldon_man posted:
Danyael posted:
skeldon_man posted:

They can't find jobs for the successful CXC students, where would they find jobs for slow learners? What kind of jobs will be available for these youths?

Is it slow thinking to conclude that these are slow thinkers given they are drop outs for what ever reason? Do you know any drop out who has made significant changes in the world that has vastly improved your life?

The areas of training is specifically targeting  technically oriented vocational or service positions. But it mattered not how they are trained. We need every areas of expertise from mechanics to  welders to chefs to programmers and A-plus support.

What ever areas in which these young people receive training would greatly enhance their sense of self worth and t heir competency to take opportunities available over the other option; bridge sitting and rum drinking and making babies with no means to support them.

If they cannot find jobs for trained teachers, CXC students and UG graduates, where will they find work for these struggling kids? I realize that these kids might have had some unfortunate events at home or not cut out to be the exceptional children we see being successful. Before you embark on a project like this, you have to ask yourself, "When they get out of training, what do they have to look forward to"? How many and where would they get employment? It's cost versus benefits. Don't go just throw money and think it's going to fix everything.

Again, these are technical vocational training inclusive of psychological counseling on self esteem to rescue many of our kids from a life of destitution hopelessness and the consequent depression that leads so many to suicide or crime. It is not a panacea but it is an agency of organized effort we find in every nation even the US to lift the spirits of the lost so they can revive their self respect.

A welder does not have to have a job waiting. He can build or repair a thousand things for people wanting them fixed. The same goes for a mechanic or a computer tech or a radiologic technician or even an inhome health worker or chef. This is simply to broaden the scope of the individual bootstrapping themselves. Government can only create the infrastructure that is amenable to job creation. It cannot create by itself more than a few thousand jobs.

In time we will go green and the money will be available from pending oil funds if used wisely to support many areas of an emergent green economy. We need every person prepared to move into areas of opportunity and not be bereft of the requite self esteem or think they can be creators of work.

 

skeldon_man posted:
Danyael posted:
kp posted:
caribny posted:

PPP frauds, why didn't the PPP attempt an initiative like this?  This while they claimed that Guyana had a shortage of skilled workers, so Chinese had to be brought in to build the Marriott.

Don't try to reinvent the wheel. Guyana ALWAYS had Government Technical Institute, [GTI}, Guyana School of Agriculture, Port Mourant Training Center and don't forget Ondermeaning Boys school in Essequibo. The youth unemployment is over 40%, you can train all you want , there is NO jobs. One and half years in government and still no jobs, OH I forget, crime pays, crime has lots of vacancies. The Ministers are thieving from the top setting VERRRRY good example can't blame the little Black Boys.

Those schools are part of the infrastructure of organized education. These people dropped out and the program proposed here is a safety net to trap them from being lost to the labor force.

Part of the reason there is 40 percent unemployment is that we are essentially unskilled and ordinary school to CXC level prepare individuals to further their studies not fill niche jobs. Vocational training that covers a year can create, dental tech, inhome health support staff, etc for many areas not to mention it can give us draftsman and carpenters who can all bootstrap their lives.

This is better than sitting on ones hands and saying woe is me. It means that a purpose is created for 4000 kids each year to counter the trend of 3000 young women, and some 2000 boys who drop out each year.

What the hell you know about the daily runnings of Guyana? You live in your own world.

I am not responsible for your imaginings as to what I know, how I know it etc

Danyael posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Danyael posted:
skeldon_man posted:

They can't find jobs for the successful CXC students, where would they find jobs for slow learners? What kind of jobs will be available for these youths?

Is it slow thinking to conclude that these are slow thinkers given they are drop outs for what ever reason? Do you know any drop out who has made significant changes in the world that has vastly improved your life?

The areas of training is specifically targeting  technically oriented vocational or service positions. But it mattered not how they are trained. We need every areas of expertise from mechanics to  welders to chefs to programmers and A-plus support.

What ever areas in which these young people receive training would greatly enhance their sense of self worth and t heir competency to take opportunities available over the other option; bridge sitting and rum drinking and making babies with no means to support them.

If they cannot find jobs for trained teachers, CXC students and UG graduates, where will they find work for these struggling kids? I realize that these kids might have had some unfortunate events at home or not cut out to be the exceptional children we see being successful. Before you embark on a project like this, you have to ask yourself, "When they get out of training, what do they have to look forward to"? How many and where would they get employment? It's cost versus benefits. Don't go just throw money and think it's going to fix everything.

Again, these are technical vocational training inclusive of psychological counseling on self esteem to rescue many of our kids from a life of destitution hopelessness and the consequent depression that leads so many to suicide or crime. It is not a panacea but it is an agency of organized effort we find in every nation even the US to lift the spirits of the lost so they can revive their self respect.

A welder does not have to have a job waiting. He can build or repair a thousand things for people wanting them fixed. The same goes for a mechanic or a computer tech or a radiologic technician or even an inhome health worker or chef. This is simply to broaden the scope of the individual bootstrapping themselves. Government can only create the infrastructure that is amenable to job creation. It cannot create by itself more than a few thousand jobs.

In time we will go green and the money will be available from pending oil funds if used wisely to support many areas of an emergent green economy. We need every person prepared to move into areas of opportunity and not be bereft of the requite self esteem or think they can be creators of work.

 

These jobs all take start up capital. Where these unfortunate kids and parents will find that kind of money? They can hardly afford a pair of shoes or food.

skeldon_man posted:
Danyael posted:
skeldon_man posted:
Danyael posted:
skeldon_man posted:

They can't find jobs for the successful CXC students, where would they find jobs for slow learners? What kind of jobs will be available for these youths?

Is it slow thinking to conclude that these are slow thinkers given they are drop outs for what ever reason? Do you know any drop out who has made significant changes in the world that has vastly improved your life?

The areas of training is specifically targeting  technically oriented vocational or service positions. But it mattered not how they are trained. We need every areas of expertise from mechanics to  welders to chefs to programmers and A-plus support.

What ever areas in which these young people receive training would greatly enhance their sense of self worth and t heir competency to take opportunities available over the other option; bridge sitting and rum drinking and making babies with no means to support them.

If they cannot find jobs for trained teachers, CXC students and UG graduates, where will they find work for these struggling kids? I realize that these kids might have had some unfortunate events at home or not cut out to be the exceptional children we see being successful. Before you embark on a project like this, you have to ask yourself, "When they get out of training, what do they have to look forward to"? How many and where would they get employment? It's cost versus benefits. Don't go just throw money and think it's going to fix everything.

Again, these are technical vocational training inclusive of psychological counseling on self esteem to rescue many of our kids from a life of destitution hopelessness and the consequent depression that leads so many to suicide or crime. It is not a panacea but it is an agency of organized effort we find in every nation even the US to lift the spirits of the lost so they can revive their self respect.

A welder does not have to have a job waiting. He can build or repair a thousand things for people wanting them fixed. The same goes for a mechanic or a computer tech or a radiologic technician or even an inhome health worker or chef. This is simply to broaden the scope of the individual bootstrapping themselves. Government can only create the infrastructure that is amenable to job creation. It cannot create by itself more than a few thousand jobs.

In time we will go green and the money will be available from pending oil funds if used wisely to support many areas of an emergent green economy. We need every person prepared to move into areas of opportunity and not be bereft of the requite self esteem or think they can be creators of work.

 

These jobs all take start up capital. Where these unfortunate kids and parents will find that kind of money? They can hardly afford a pair of shoes or food.

There is an on going micro banking structure in place modeled after the Grameen bank that could be strengthen and funded. This program pays a stipend to keep them afloat and funding should be sought to enhance its provisions.

Drugb posted:
 

What you missed in this topic is that in just a short 1 1/2 years the pnC destroyed the school system and drove 4000 to drop out.

Typical druggie nonsense.   Guyana was a mess under the PPP. It had the HIGHEST level of child labor of any country in the English speaking Caribbean. Its CXC performance was the WORST. Its youth unemployment was the WORST.

In fact even you screamed that the PPP was right when they justified Chinese being imported because Guyanese lacked the skills, even though many were unemployed.

caribny posted:
Drugb posted:
 

What you missed in this topic is that in just a short 1 1/2 years the pnC destroyed the school system and drove 4000 to drop out.

Typical druggie nonsense.   Guyana was a mess under the PPP. It had the HIGHEST level of child labor of any country in the English speaking Caribbean. Its CXC performance was the WORST. Its youth unemployment was the WORST.

In fact even you screamed that the PPP was right when they justified Chinese being imported because Guyanese lacked the skills, even though many were unemployed.

Nonsense, a few Amerindians selling their children in the bush does not indicate any highest level of child labor. You don't have any documented evidence of this claim.

In fact Guyanese were over employed during PPP tenure that foreigners were coming ashore to fill the void of skilled labor.  

With regards to the Chinese completing the Marriott with their own labor force, this was not negotiable as this is the norm for Chinese construction companies. 

Drugb posted:
caribny posted:
Drugb posted:
 

What you missed in this topic is that in just a short 1 1/2 years the pnC destroyed the school system and drove 4000 to drop out.

Typical druggie nonsense.   Guyana was a mess under the PPP. It had the HIGHEST level of child labor of any country in the English speaking Caribbean. Its CXC performance was the WORST. Its youth unemployment was the WORST.

In fact even you screamed that the PPP was right when they justified Chinese being imported because Guyanese lacked the skills, even though many were unemployed.

Nonsense, a few Amerindians selling their children in the bush does not indicate any highest level of child labor. You don't have any documented evidence of this claim.

In fact Guyanese were over employed during PPP tenure that foreigners were coming ashore to fill the void of skilled labor.  

With regards to the Chinese completing the Marriott with their own labor force, this was not negotiable as this is the norm for Chinese construction companies. 

Amerindians, unfortunately are not the most trafficked people. Unfortunately, it is indian girls from poor families.

There is nothing normal in the Chinese demanding and third governments acceding to their every demand. Wrong and right with respect to employment is independent of them making up onerous rules. The PPP ought to have protected us.

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