WHAT PROBLEMS ARE WE SOLVING?
95% of the youth we reach come from impoverished communities. Many are homeless and face harsh realities of a world without support. Much of what prevents poor youth from attending school are the fees for uniforms, books, transportation, and lunches.
Yet, there remains hope as every one of these young people have chosen a brighter direction for their life through the trade industries. This is where Trade-Works makes an impact by teaching and supplying the tools for success.
Our volunteers give if their time to head to Jamaica and teach from their knowledge and experience. This kind of education and opportunity for the youth provides a clear path to success!
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
EDUCATION - 270+ Youth served
Workshops focusing on:
- Basics of the trade, hands on training, building a business, marketing, professionalism, self esteem.
-Trades : Barbering, Cosmetology, Nail Technician, Music, and Production.
SUPPLYING - Toolkits to every student
Many students are learning a trade or career with no tools to do so with, we come in and fill that need. Every toolkit is comprised of donations from leading businesses within each trade.
THE FOLLOW THROUGH
T-W launched a 6-week paid internship
- 14 participants
- 3 JOB OFFERS !!
Each intern is closely monitored by our team and their business lead. Trade-Works partners with some of Jamaica's top businesses for these internships.
65 YOUTH (including HIV+ and pregnant teens)
5 TRADES (barbering, music, cosmetology, nails, production)
10 8-WEEK PAID INTERNSHIPS
12 FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIPS TO TRADE SCHOOL