In Port Moresby, the largest city in PNG, youths between the ages of 15 and 29 represent about 35 percent of the population. It is estimated that the youth cohort will grow by at least another 13 percent by 2018 due to natural population increases and immigration. The combination of rapid demographic growth and urbanization creates tremendous pressures for employment generation. Three underlying issues pose significant challenges for the youth:
The Project will provide knowledge, skills and work experience to unemployed youth through training and learning on the job.
Hence, the concept of Urban Youth Employment Project (UYEP) was developed in 2011. UYEP is funded by the Government of Papua New Guinea, the World Bank and is implemented by the National Capital District Commission (NCDC). Other partners include the Republic of Korea, PNG LNG and Bank of South Pacific (BSP). The UYEP is a Government development initiative for the under-privileged youths in NCD, aiming to make a difference in the lives of young people in Port Moresby by giving them a chance to gain work experience and acquire skills that:
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The Urban Youth Employment Project (UYEP) aims to provide urban youths in the capital Port Moresby with income from temporary employment opportunities and to increase their employability through:
What is UYEP.......
National Capital District Commission
Urban Youth Employment Project (UYEP)
The project, targeted at unemployed youth aged between 16 and 35 years, will provide youths with 5 days of Basic Life Skills Training followed by work experience. Trainees will be given a Youth Identification card, setup with a BSP Account and enrolled in a Youth SMS-Based Banking Scheme where account fees will be waived for 6 months from account opening.
Other support services include: paid training stipends, professional counselling and further classroom-based training in one of two 30 day Pre-Employment Training Programs for select youth focused on building their Business Services and Industrial Technical Skills. The program will ensure that trainees develop well-rounded skills that will help them in the workplace, in their communities and help shape their future.
Paid Work Experience..
Trainees will be placed in one of the two paid work schemes:
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