Ministry of Youth Development celebrates Youth Day



The National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa) in Port of Spain.

In commemoration of International Youth Day on August 12, the Department of Youth Development and National Service hosted a three-day Youth Week celebration featuring an Entrepreneurship Village and Career Fair at both at NAPA and SAPA.

The NAPA Career Fair was held on August 10 and the Entrepreneurship Village is being held on August 11. Both events will take place simultaneously at SAPA on August 11th.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the ministry said the purpose of the events was to promote and attract young people. He said more than 30 young entrepreneurs will be showcasing their products and services in the village, and a similar number of private and public sector organizations will be on hand to provide business and financial advice and employment opportunities to young people. in traditional and non-traditional sectors. traditional career markets.

The job fair in NAPA on Wednesday was attended by students from the Military-Led University Training Program (MILAT) and the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) program and featured a wide variety of booths, including some hosted by police, fire departments, military, Caribbean Airlines and Republic Bank.

A MILAT student who preferred to remain anonymous told Newsday he thought the initiative was great because it provided inspiration, saying, “Honestly, I haven’t given much thought to what I want to do after school. And I know I’m not the only one in this boat – a few of my friends may say the same thing. Something like this not only gets us to start thinking seriously about our future, but it can also cause a blister moment.

When asked if this epiphany had ever happened, he replied, “Well, I’ve always wanted to travel the world, so that makes CAL a good option since I’ll be able to go anywhere. But honestly, I don’t I still haven’t settled on one thing for now, there are a few things that interest me and that I think will complement my skills well.

He added that while he is still uncertain, not knowing what he wants to do from a variety of appealing options is much better than not considering the future at all.


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