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  • A sum of $57.5 million will be provided this financial year through the Steps to Work and Social Intervention Programme (SIP) of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, for entrepreneurial assistance to 815 persons.
  • Mrs. Robinson said some 511 persons were approved to receive grants totalling $26.4 million to support a range of income-generating ventures through the SIP and Steps to Work programmes in the previous financial year.
  • She said the Ministry is working to advance job training, educational/skills training and entrepreneurship support for young people, to empower the country’s youth and prepare them for the world of work and economic independence.

A sum of $57.5 million will be provided this financial year through the Steps to Work and Social Intervention Programme (SIP) of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security, for entrepreneurial assistance to 815 persons.

This was revealed by Portfolio Minister, Hon. Shahine Robinson, in her 2016/17 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on June 28.

Mrs. Robinson said some 511 persons were approved to receive grants totalling $26.4 million to support a range of income-generating ventures through the SIP and Steps to Work programmes in the previous financial year.

A total of 556 young persons were also provided with short-term employment through various private- and public-sector companies during the period, and they were able to gain valuable work experience as well as income.

She said the Ministry is working to advance job training, educational/skills training and entrepreneurship support for young people, to empower the country’s youth and prepare them for the world of work and economic independence.

“The Ministry continues to be deeply indebted to those private- and public-sector entities which participate and collaborate with the Ministry to lift vulnerable young persons from a state of welfare into productive employment,” Mrs. Robinson said.

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