An excerpt from the Jamaica Information Service:
“The social mobility of 2,500 young Jamaicans will be bolstered over the next five years under the Government’s $2-billion Learning and Investment for Transformation (LIFT) programme.
The initiative will target fifth- and sixth-form graduates and provide sustainable avenues for education, employment and assimilation into society.
Speaking during Wednesday’s (August 9) launch at Jamaica House, Managing Director, HEART/NSTA Trust, Dr. Taneisha Ingleton, said LIFT comprises activities that will be implemented in three phases – entry, engagement and immersion.
She explained that upon entry, a diagnostic examination will be administered to allow students to be trained and later placed in jobs that will accommodate their learning levels while ensuring job readiness gaps are addressed.
Students will also participate in a week-long orientation session in which they will receive life skills, customer service and interview skills, digital literacy and financial literacy training, to ensure their smooth transition into society at the end of the programme.”
Read the full article here: 2,500 Youth to Get a Major ‘LIFT’ Over the Next Five Years – Jamaica Information Service (jis.gov.jm)