YouthNet – Virgin Islands’ Department of Labor Introduces a Revolutionary Program
March 29, 2010: St. Croix, USVI: U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Labor introduces a revolutionary program to help the at-risk youth in the territory with a press conference held at the Government House here by the Governor John P. DeJongh Jr., Commissioner of Labor Albert Bryan Jr. and BIZVI President Syed Gilani.
Governor shed light on the importance of the YouthNet program and hailed it as one of the major initiatives introduced by his administration and VI Department of Labor. Commissioner Bryan stressed on the importance of helping the islands’ at-risk youth which is now around 400 students every year across the territoriy. He hoped that the Virtual Online System introduced for this program will work as a one-stop resource and as a data management tool for the department’s career counselors.
Syed Gilani, President of BIZVI, gave a tour of the system explaining the features of the YouthNet system. According to the press conference, YouthNet online system will provide job hunting, managing and training programs shoping and managing tools to the youth. Career Coaches will be able to keep a close eye on the progress of the users and will be able to provide prompt services whenever needed.
Details of the YouthNet program can be found at www.youthnetvi.org