|THE YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AGENCY (YEA)
The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation. Its objective is to support the youth between the ages of 15 to 35 years through skills training and internship modules to transit from a situation of unemployment to that of employment. To ensure sustainability, the policy focus of YEA was changed in 2009 from the traditional modules which have pay roll implications to the self employment modules such as Trades and Vocation modules through public private partnership so as to reduce the burden on payment of stipend for the Paid Internship Module. This has attracted International acclaim, with the BBC ranking YEA as the best Youth Employment Programme in Africa in 2011. Available records indicate that as at December, 2012, over Six Hundred Thousand, (600,000) beneficiaries were recruited by the YEA. New modules were introduced and some of the existing modules such as The Youth in Security Services and Trades and Vocation were reviewed and expanded to meet the growing demand for youth employment in the country.
The YEA was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887), to oversee the development, coordination, supervision and facilitation of employment for the youth and related matters in Ghana.
To become an outstanding Public Sector Agency facilitating and creating sustainable employment opportunities for the youth nationwide.
To lead the coordination of employment opportunities and creation of jobs for the youth in Ghana.
Youth In Health
To assist health professionals to deliver basic support services and to ensure access to basic healthcare
Youth In Education
To create opportunities for a pool of young men and women with at least second cycle level education.
Youth In Sanitation
To maintain clean public facilities and healthy households to ensure a strong and healthy workforce.
Youth In Afforestation
To engage the youth in the process of planting trees in underserved areas
Youth In Agriculture
To train and equip the youth with practical skills in agriculture and agribusiness.
Youth In Trades and Vocation
To economically empower the youth through self-employment by ensuring that they are well-organized and sufficiently supported.
Youth In Security
To enhance safety and security as well as strengthen law and order in our communities.
YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AGENCY - AVAILABLE MODULES FOR REGISTRATION
Community Education Teaching Assistant
Youth in Arabic Education
Youth in Greening Ghana
Youth in Garment Making
Youth in Industrial Support
Youth in Afforestation
Youth in Paid Internship
Youth in Water bodies Protection