Dr Anthony recently launched the program National Initiative to Create Employment (NICE)
in his constituency. He mentioned that this program will make jobs available to the youth of this country. The PM disclosed that unemployment.among the youth in the 20 - 24 age group rates at 32% while in the 15 to 19 age group it is a towering 63%.
In Choiseul a wild guess at the unemployment figures of both groups may very well be about 80%. How is Lorne going to implement the program to help alleviate the unemployment situation.?
Last Friday the PM's Office, where NICE office is based unleashed a two-week summer program to employ 190 secondary school children commencing July 23 to August 19, 2012. These students are to work in camps for children 5 to 12 years old. What percentage of this 190 that will be allocated to our constituency is left to be seen?
This blog's concern is how the program will be managed? How will the students be recruited? Will the selection be on a non partisan basis and an equal number of students from each divisional area? Who will make the final selection, is it a set of persons or a one man show? Where are interested students to drop in their applications? Questions and more questions will be asked.
Those that are given to oversee this program in the constituency must come out now and let the public know how the program will run.
This blog is aware that the libraries in the constituency do run a summer program annually. These libraries should each be given two students to help the librarians.
This is also a testing time for our teachers. Time to show their dedication and make their Rep proud. They must take the initiative now and organize summer camps in their communities. Like Kenny said the camps must have an educational, sports or cultural component and other activities that are deemed important.
So here we are at the cross roads. Let's see if employment will be created for at least 18 (two per political division) of our needy secondary school students.
Let's see how Lorne and his crew work this one out.
Tip: Make Bolo or Clara the co- ordinator.
Really this blog will have to charge Lorne for this tip. (LOL)
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