Some SYEP jobs to continue thru Aug

(l-r) Palauni Tapusoa, Edmund Manoa, Akenese Misionare, Joseph Mano and Donminique Vasa. [photo by B. Chen]

The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) had a record high enrollment of over 500 participating youths this year. The program ended for the majority of the group last Friday (most of whom are returning to school), but 120 of them between 18 and 21 years are continuing to work throughout the rest of this month, thanks to additional funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
Friday morning, four of the participants, escorted by a representative from the DOE’s ECE Division, stopped by the Samoa News office to carry out a survey, as part of their job assignments.
Pictured here is the group currently undergoing skills training and gaining job experience with the DOE’s ECE Division. As part of their work schedule for the next few days, the group is expected to conduct surveys of different offices in the town area, to gather information that will be used as reference during future planned field trips for the ECE students, and also to collect data on these offices in case they plan to apply for jobs there in the future.


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