PRESS RELEASE:-Castries, 4 July, 2017 – HRWise is proud to launch the second staging of its youth development and mentorship programme E.D.G.E. (Empower.Discover.Grow.Excel). This program is designed to equip young persons, ages 16-21, with the information and skills required to effectively transition from the school environment into the workplace. The program includes a 3-week summer workshop, followed by 3-month internship opportunities for participants who are ready to join the workforce.
E.D.G.E. is aimed at providing coaching and guidance to young adults to improve the caliber of employees entering the workplace every year. “Based on our experience in the HR field, we recognize that employers are generally unrealistic in their expectations related to school leavers. We are expecting persons who have been in a school setting for the past 15 years or more to seamlessly transition into the workplace with no orientation/onboarding” said Ms. Paul, Managing Director. In the absence of formal orientation/onboarding programs in most organizations, HRWise has decided to take action to address this issue, and bridge the existing gap.
E.D.G.E. is concerned with the holistic development of young adults and will therefore focus heavily on the soft skills required for success, as well as work/life balance, among others. Interested individuals, as well as corporate citizens, are invited to partner with HRWise to make a meaningful impact on the social transformation of Saint Lucia’s future workforce. Ms. Paul added “Following a successful first year, we are committed to this program, because we are confident that it will give participants the EDGE to stand out and shine, as engaged new entrants in the workplace”.
The program starts 24 July 2017 and will be held annually. Anyone interested in being part of this program can contact HRWise for more details at 758-458-4001 or [email protected]