UTS supports GB3 youth project

POSTED: 05/25/11 1:19 PM

GREAT BAY – UTS has pledged its support to the “Get off the block, Get on the bus, Get Busy” (GB3) project initiated by Minister of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport Rhoda Arrindell by donating two BlackBerry smart phones to the two coordinators of the project. Shermina Powell, one of the two coordinators of the project, accepted the two devices.
With the recruitment phase of the GB3 initiative completed, the program is now moving into phase of mentoring, training and guiding. This phase is to allow the recruited youths to develop a skill-set that will allow them to secure gainful employment in future in a field that is best suited for them. Over 50 youth have joined the program and must attend the mandatory coaching sessions. The goal is to ultimately help the participants find employment or to help them develop a skill or talent that they can further utilize to make a living.
“Monitoring the progress of the over 50 candidates is a mammoth task and allowing the coordinators to keep in touch and react to situations immediately through the donated smart phones seemed like a logical step to us, ” UTS Marketing and Communications Officer Ivy Lambert said.
“The devices will allow them to improve their efficiency within the program and supporting this initiative was very important to us. This is a project that affects everyone on this island in one way or another. Aside from preparing the youths in the program to be part of the workforce, a new generation is being prepared to work in whatever area of the service industry they are best suited for,” Lambert added.
“Fact remains that the tourism industry is the bread-and-butter of our island. The positive experience and good reviews from our tourists is what will keep visitors coming to this island. If this program will prepare a group of youngsters with the right skills and mindset to offer that positive experience, then we will all benefit as an island. As a company with the future of our island at heart naturally we are in full support,” Lambert also said.

Did you like this? Share it:
UTS supports GB3 youth project by

Comments are closed.