The V.I. Department of Labor's Workforce Development Youth & Apprenticeship Team will host a virtual youth town hall on Wednesday at 6:00 p.m., an event that will be streamed live on D.O.L.'s and Government House's Facebook pages.
The Youth and Apprenticeship Team will be joined by Governor Albert Bryan, Lt. Governor Tregenza Roach and D.O.L. Commissioner Gary Molloy to discuss the workforce development plans pertaining to the youth.
The department said the town hall will enable the youth team to share pertinent information about D.O.L.'s Summer Youth Work Experience program, Work, Learn, and Earn program, recently launched Work Readiness Initiative with the Department of Human Services, along with future plans.
“Sharing this information to our community about our Workforce Development Opportunities available, specifically to our young people in the first step in turning the direction of our economic focus to holistically make strides towards resurgence of a skilled world class workforce," said Mr. Molloy.
In addition to the discussions, the initiative will feature live performances from local and international guest artists Tia, Adam O, and Pressure.
Participants will be able to join a live broadcast on Facebook to ask questions and receive responses from the D.O.L's Youth and Apprenticeship Team, according to the release.
"This virtual forum is the first of many to address needs of our community from a subject matter focus to a potentially broader conversation highlighting the Department’s ability to be the connection between resources especially the most important resource, the human resource," stated the release. "With the lack of in person activities, and rise in delinquencies in the territory, it has given our Youth Team the opportunity to be creative to share information and capture the attention of those served by the VIDOL."
To submit a question or for more information, contact the Department of Labor at (340) 773-1994 etx. 2202 or via email at Kevin.Dixon@dol.vi.gov.