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Set up a National Apprenticeship Programme where unattached youth can earn a stipend whilst gaining a skill, certification, or work experience

Achieved

Source: Jamaica Labour Party Manifesto pg.6 February 18, 2016

Saturday February 15, 2020 | Education Ministry Working to Develop First-Rate Apprenticeship System

Gov't To Expand HOPE Programme

Prime Minister Andrew Holness says the Government is to expand the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme, in partnership with the private sector.

Launched in May 2017, the HOPE Programme provides educational and job opportunities for young people. The initiative is targeted at persons aged 18 to 24 who are not employed or enrolled in a school or training programme.

So far, more than 20,000 persons have been trained through the HOPE Programme.

Thursday March 23, 2017 | Jamaica Information Service

PM Announces HOPE Project

Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, on Tuesday (March 21), announced the launch of the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) programme during his 2017/18 Budget Debate presentation in Gordon House.

The HOPE initiative aims to provide educational and job opportunities for young persons, aged 19 to 24 years, who are not employed or enrolled in school or any programme of training.

This undertaking will involve skills training through apprenticeship work programmes, personal development and responsibility, and citizenship and volunteerism.