Government Focuses On Expanding Youth Entrepreneurship

Monday, 22 February 2016 - 4:45pm

The Government of the Virgin Islands has finalised the three part Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop Series as it remains focused on expanding youth entrepreneurship in the Territory. 

New Audition Dates For Talent Showcase And Competition

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 1:45pm

Singers between the ages of 15 and 29 are informed of new audition dates for the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports’ first ever Gen-Y Factor Talent Showcase and Competition. 

Gen-Y Factor Talent Showcase Auditions Open To Youth 15 To 29

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 - 1:30pm

The first ever Gen-Y Factor Talent Showcase and Competition for singers between the ages of 15 and 29 will be staged in April.

Music Programme

The Music Programmes provides small group instruction and theory lessons for children and youth aged 7 to 29. The curriculum includes instruction in 5 musical isntruments: piano, violin, vila, guitar and drums. Instruction takes place at the Fifth District Resource Centre in Huntums' Ghut. Instruction takes place Monday through Friday between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. 

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).

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