A number of youth residing in the greater Monrovia region are to shortly benefit from a comprehensive job readiness skills training, and financial and business management skills support from the Youth Opportunities Project (YOP) of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

This is an initiative in support of the Government of Liberia’s plan to prepare vulnerable young Liberians for the job market, and to generate self-income.

The exercise will commence this April under the Pre-employment Social Support (PESS) component of the YOP which offers job readiness training for young Liberians between 15 and 17 years; and the Household Enterprise Support (HES) component that also offers financial and business management support for youth between 18 and 35 years.

Under PESS, a total of 2,000 youth in and out of school are targeted in three different phases for nine months for every phase.

Phase-one of PESS targets 500 youth and will basically advance the young people’s understanding of the values and ethics of the job environment, and enhance their competence for jobs before employment.