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Upko’s new programme to help unemployed youths secure jobs

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In a bid to reduce youth unemployment, Upko Penampang Information Bureau has announced that the bureau will be organising a programme to help unemployed youths secure jobs, BorneoPost Online reports.

According to the bureau’s chief Petrus Mojuntin, the four-month pilot project will be conducted with local NGOs, and aims to help about 200 youths gain employment.

Petrus revealed that the programme – Youth Employability and Connecting with Local Employers – will be targeting be school leavers or those who had finished their studies at higher learning institutions.

Participants of the programme will be guided on how to write resumes, send a job applications, and how to conduct themselves during interviews. There will also be a motivational talk for the participants.

“We have paid a courtesy call on Resource Development and Information Technology Minister Datuk Siringan Gubat to brief him about the programme,” Petrus told BorneoPost Online.

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