Ms. Christina Stoney – Peace Corp Volunteer
May 21, 2008
The Youth Division in the Department of Social Development on Nevis, announced that registration had began for its sixth annual Summer Job Attachment Programme 2008 and urged secondary school students from the 4th to 6th forms to apply.
Ms. Christina Stoney, Youth Officer and Peace Corps Volunteer who heads the programme, told the Department of Information on May 16, 2008, that there were a restricted number of spaces available and students should apply early. Application forms must be filled at the Departments office on Government Road.
“We will take up to 60 entrants this year. It’s the sixth year of the programme and applications can be picked up here at the Department of Social Services, Government Road. We will only consider the first 60 applicants so come on in and apply early.
“It provides pre job training provided in collaboration with Helping Our People Excel Organization (HOPE) Nevis this year, work experience and a stipend of $200 a week, 100 of which is provided by the Department of Social Services and 100 of which will be provided by the employer,” she said.
The Programme which was designed for an eight week period will run for six weeks this year from July to August to accommodate a shorter summer. Under the programme, students with limited or no employment experience are introduced to a variety of career opportunities where they develop practical skills and professional ethics and learn more about seeking and obtaining work.