Job Skills Training for Youth in Tegucigalpa

This program is for students in grades 11 and 12, whose families live in poverty and have no experience in the formal workplace.  It teaches them how to be prepared for employment after graduation including preparing resumes, what employers expect, job interview skills, work experience opportunities and basic financial literacy.

Each year since 2013, AyO, with funding provided by the Rotary Foundation,  has trained between 50 and 70 students living in Teguciagalpa.  Unemployment rates in Honduras are extremely high, and without these skills these kids would find it almost impossible to find a job.   Still, the average student graduating from this program takes about 1 year to find work.

In 2019 a new program has been started for students in Grade 9 to counsel them as to the opportunities available in either pursuing vocational or academic studies in their future educational choices.