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EMPLOYMENT & SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

The Boost Pathways to Success program is a free LGBT youth employment program aimed at helping individuals aged 15 - 40 years to develop and/or improve the skills and knowledge they need to address the various social, institutional and systemic barriers they may face in life and in the pursuit of employment.

 

By providing employability and life skills training as well as quality employment opportunities, we are equipping our LGBT youth with the tools to eliminate barriers that prevent them from succeeding. The many skills our youth learn in this program are important not just for them to gain employment but also teach them how to build relationships, gain visibility, foster adaptability and create more opportunities for advancement.

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Our member are being trained on electronics

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Our members are being trained on carpentry

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Weka Organisation

Our members are being trained on welding

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Our member are being trained on electronics

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Program Outline 

The Boost- Pathways to Success Program is a 22-week program that incorporates both a training and work experience component. Training runs from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday for a period of 10 weeks. During this period, participants in our programs receive a participation bonus for the hours spent in class.

Topics delivered in class include, but are not limited to:

  • Life and Personal Management Skills

  • Employment and Employability Skills

  • Mental Health Awareness

  • Justice Education and Legal Rights

  • Financial Literacy

  • Cultural Identity

  • Carpentry

  • Tailoring

  • Computer Skills

  • Plumbing

  • Kitchen

  • Beauty Salon

 

Youth are also given the opportunity to get certified in order to give them a competitive advantage in the workplace. 

 

We provide students with the opportunity to gain the following certifications:

  • CPR/First Aid Level C

  • Mental Health First Aid

 

After the end of the 10 week in-person training, the program will be followed by 12 weeks of full-time work experience. Program staff will assist youth in obtaining quality, entry-level employment opportunities in a field of their choice. These employment opportunities include job positions in both the public and private sector. 

If you are interested in applying for the program, please make sure that you meet the following eligibility criteria: 

 

  • You are a youth between the ages of 15 - 30 years. 

  • You are either unemployed marginalised or face barriers to your Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.

  • You are a East African Citizen, permanent resident, or a refugee claimant defined by the Immigration and Refugee protection act or legally entitled to work in East Africa

  • You are willing and able to commit to the program timeline (i.e. 9:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday for a period of 10 weeks as well as the ensuing 12 weeks of full time employment)

APPLICATIONS CLOSED, PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR INFORMATION ON THE NEXT COHORT.

 

Contact Information

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