Keep Empowering Youth with Skills (KEYS) – Computer Training Skills 

Abstract 

The KEYS project is geared at equipping young people in Nevis with the skills necessary to 

prepare them for the workplace and for life. 

Background 

There are several issues which have been identified as problems which youth face. Among these issues are youth unemployment and deficiencies in soft and hard skills. The project will have several components including computer skills training, leadership skills, and empowerment for personal and professional development. Several employers have contacted the Department of Youth and Sports, Nevis with the concern that although the youth learn general computer skills at school, the lack the skills necessary to function at a professional level. 

This proposal focuses on Computer Skills Training. It addresses the need for youth who are better equipped with the computer skills necessary to work in an office, produce basic items using graphic design, and also prepare for presentations. This targets youth ages 14-35.