The Ministry of Education has organised a Summer work experience programme for 1250 students. The practical training programme takes place over the summer break annually.
This year the 1250 participants in the programme, who are in their senior years of high school, were placed in hand picked organisations. These organisations ranged from departments of government and semi government to private sector organisations. The chosen organisations work with the ministry in fulfilling its mandate of preparing the future generations for the world of work.
A spokesperson for Ministry said that the work programme is designed to meet the growing needs of employers who are seeking graduates that are better prepared for the world of work. Students gain valuable work experience, which help them to make an informed career choice. He further explained that students need work experience upon graduation in order to secure employment and this is a great way to ensure they gain experience before they leave school.
The programme has been gaining in popularity with students and has shown a steady increase in the number of students taking up this opportunity. Students have commended the programme for providing them with the practical training they need to enter the workforce.
The Ministry wishes to thank all the organisations that have partnered with them in this programme and is optimistic about the continued success of this and similar programmes, which help to fulfil the vision of this country of having a highly skilled and educated future workforce.