Green urges more companies to offer internships to young people

State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green (right), exchanges pleasantries with Senator Damion Crawford (left) during the Poverty Reduction Programme (PRP) Youth Forum on Thursday (January 10) at Mona Visitors' Lodge in St Andrew. Sharing the moment are Managing Director, Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF), Omar Sweeney (2nd left) and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to Jamaica, Ambassador Malgorzata Wasilewska.
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Monday, January 14, 2019 - 10:30am
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Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Floyd Green, wants more private sector companies to offer internships and apprenticeships for young people.
“We need more employers on board. We have to continue to dialogue with our private sector to say 'this is a critical plan to ensure that we drive down the number of young people that we have that are unemployed',” he said.
Green was speaking at the Poverty Reduction Programme's (PRP) Youth Forum at Mona Visitors' Lodge in St Andrew on Thursday under the theme: 'Bridging the Gap… Solutions for Youth Unemployment'.