Building on the existing JAZ Partnership, the focus for 2017 was on three programmes specifically targeted at high school students and out-of-school alumni of the programme. The three programmes were the Job Shadow Programme, the Mentorship Programme and the Company Programme.
JAZs aim is to equip young people with entrepreneurship training and to improve their access to business development services and mentorship. The programme also aims to empower them with employment and self-employment skills through job shadowing and mentorship, as well as by creating a platform for them to develop the attributes of good citizenship and volunteerism.
During the course of the year, 250 young people benefitted from the Job Shadow Programme, and 76 alumni benefitted from the Mentorship and Company Programmes.