Steps to Work

The Steps to Work project provides interventions aimed at facilitating a structured system for assisting working-age members of poor families to seek and retain employment.  

Four categories of interventions are provided:

  • Entrepreneurship Training and Micro-Finance Support  – eligible beneficiaries may receive grants of up to $100,000.00 to establish or expand small businesses. 
  • Job-readiness training, placement referrals and paid On-the-job training opportunities for qualified secondary and tertiary graduates 
  • Technical/vocational training and certification opportunities are provided in collaboration with the HEART Trust/NTA and through private training organizations 
  • Second Chance Education Initiative – The intervention covers tuition and examination costs for participants, who are being prepared to sit/re-sit up to five (5) CSEC subjects and attain NCT/TVET level II certification in a vocational skill.