The Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme is in part a training and apprenticeship programme which will provide an avenue for the development of fully rounded individuals, through a system of National Service Corps to become productive members of society. The programme will initially target unattached youth between 18 and 24 years old, who are not engaged in any meaningful way in Jamaica.
All HOPE programme participants or interns will participate in a mandatory Core Training programme inclusive of life skills, citizenship, work ethics, discipline, volunteerism and entrepreneurship skills; after which they will participate in specific skills training and serve as an apprentice where they will be allowed to work in that skill area for a stipend with a savings component. After this engagement, which will be for up to one year, it is the intent that these interns will transition into the workforce or go on to further training with improved attitudes and skills, and a foundation on which he or she can build for further employment, training or education.
The HOPE programme is guided by the principle that every Jamaican youth will be provided the opportunity to work to learn, work to earn, work to give service to the nation and work to save for their future – Learning, Earning, Giving, Saving (LEGS). The programme will promote and optimize growth and development of Jamaica’s youth so that they can become well-adjusted and responsible citizens whilst contributing to Jamaica’s development and prosperity.
Application Form: Natl Service Corps,Application Form
Learn more about HOPE: HOPE Powerpoint NEW