Youth Employment Services

The Youth Employment Services (YES) is an intitiative to match unemployed youth with available jobs in both the public and private sector. It has both short and long term goals:

Be YOUth Centre

The Be YOUth Centre is a space created specifically for the youth to provide them with a safe space, a social space, and a learning space. It is a space that encourages self-development and fosters empowerment.

Apprenticeship Programme

This programme offers on-the-job paid work experience in a variety of trade areas for interested youth ages 18 to 29. The Apprenticeship Programme is available to young persons between the ages of 18 to 29 who have been registered at the Youth Employment Services and are currently unemployed. It is mandatory that they must first be registered with YES. 

How does it work?

Field Events Continue At The A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds

Friday, 12 February 2016 - 5:30pm

The public is informed that the following is the list of remaining activities scheduled to be held at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds during this month.

Singers Reminded To Audition For Talent Showcase And Competition

Tuesday, 9 February 2016 - 1:00pm

Singers between the ages of 15 and 29 are invited to register to audition in the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports’ first ever Gen-Y Factor Talent Showcase and Competition.

Brent Hoyte Is The Face Of The Department Of Youth Affairs

Wednesday, 3 February 2016 - 4:45pm

Full-time music teacher at the Elmore Stoutt High School and part-time music teacher at the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports and Harrigan’s Music School, Brent Hoyte has been announced as the face of the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS).

Singers Invited To Audition For Talent Showcase And Competition

Monday, 1 February 2016 - 5:00pm

Singers between the ages of 15 and 29 are invited to register to audition for the Department of Youth Affairs’ first ever Gen-Y Factor Talent Showcase and Competition. 

Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop Series Begins On February 3

Friday, 29 January 2016 - 2:15pm

The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS), in collaboration with the Caribbean Overseas Countries Small and Medium Enterprises (COSME) Programme, is reminding all registered participants of the Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop series, that sessions will begin on February 3rd and 4th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Youth Affairs And Sports Hosts Entrepreneurship Workshop

Monday, 18 January 2016 - 1:15pm

The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports (DYAS) in collaboration with Caribbean OCTs SME (COSME), the EU funded programme to improve the competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) will be hosting an Entrepreneurship Workshop Series for youth entrepreneurs within the Territory.

San Diego Padres’ Scout Visits Tortola For Training And Evaluation Sessions

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 3:45pm

Edwin “Chip” Lawrence, Major League Baseball San Diego Padres Scouting Supervisor, visited the Virgin Islands for a training and evaluation session with youth baseball players.....

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