PRESS RELEASE – AS we endeavour towards fulfilling the vision of our mission statement which states, “To be the catalyst for the advancement and development of young workers through advocacy, empowerment and equal opportunity”, the National Workers Union Youth Council (NWUYC) has deemed it necessary to nurture the nation’s youth to become crucial products of society, especially secondary and college students who are drawing nearer towards the tunnel of the working world.
In its recent update, the Department of Statistics reported the nation’s rate of youth unemployment to be 39.6%. This fluctuating rate has and continues to be disturbing as no one explanation has over the years justified its existence. Rather, many traditional solutions have for some time not been revised.
As a result, the NWUYC has strategically introduced a district-phased series of workshops entitled ‘Talk With Schools’. This workshop aims towards providing students with the opportunity to participate in an introductory discussion which will assist them in becoming fully equipped for the world of work and also gaining more knowledge as it relates to the rights that exist for workers.
The first phase of the workshop takes place on the October 10 and 13 whereby we will visit the following schools:
Tuesday, October 10: Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School (9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.) and Piaye Secondary School (11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.)
Friday, October 13: Beanefield Secondary School (9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.) and Vieux Fort Comprehensive (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
We look forward to building camaraderie with every school across the nation through participation.