Urban unemployed youths to undergo literacy and numeracy training

Unemployed youths in the National Capital District will get a second chance to education under the Urban Youth Employment Program (UYEP).

A Literacy and Livelihoods Training Project was launched today by NCD Governor Powes Parkop under the UYEP to train about 500 youths including school leavers and drop outs.

NCDC through the UYEP has awarded a contract to Montrose, in partnership with Anglicare PNG to deliver basic literacy and numeracy for the training project.

Montrose is a British international development and social performance consultancy company specialised in health, education and rural development project services.

The four learning modules under the project cover basic literacy and numeracy, functional literacy for employability, functional numeracy for employability and life skills for entry level employment.

This covers a range of skills tailored to growing employment sectors in Port Moresby such as hospitality, events management, construction and administration.

Project manager Tom Gillis said the training will prepare participants for employment and improve their employability.

Gillis explained that the objective will be to provide participants with the information and basic skills necessary to make changes in their lifestyle, values and behaviours that will in turn lead to a more productive life.

Montrose will design a curriculum which will incorporate relevant training tools and methods that are appropriate for young adults with low levels of literacy and education.

The curriculum will deliver three rounds of training between March 2017 and June 2018.

Quintina Naime