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OVERVIEW OF THE YOUTH GUARANTEE INITIATIVES


Based on preventive and assistive measures, each Youth Guarantee initiative is designed to help young people continue their education, develop their skills and competencies, and meet their training goals to increase their chances of finding satisfaction and success in the world of work.​

The Youth Guarantee project is comprised of four education and employment related initiatives:
1.      NEET Activation Scheme II
The NEET Activation Scheme II provides young people under the age of 25 who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) with personal/professional training, mentoring and constant support, thereby facilitating their transition from education to gainful employment, and consequently improving their employment prospects, quality of life, and social integration. 

By receiving personalised training to improve specific skills over six weeks, the participants will be equipped with a stronger skill-set, including technical skills, which will be reinforced during a 12-week work placement. Throughout the programme, they will be awarded with an allowance, provided they meet attendance requirements.
 
2.      SEC Preventive Classes
       Since 2014, we have helped over 3000 students aged 15 – 24 prepare themselves for their SEC/Ordinary level examinations by providing a valuable opportunity for their educational success. Students who fail the May sitting of their SEC/Ordinary level exams in the core subjects (English, Maltese, Mathematics, Biology or Physics) are offered five weeks of free preventive classes (usually from the end of July to the end of August) in a choice of up to three subjects, in preparation for the September resits. 

For more information, contact revisionclasses.mede@gov.mt.

3.      MCAST Preventive Classes
Students under the age of 25 who fail one of the exams through Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 of their respective course at the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) are offered free remedial classes during the summer period, in preparation for their final assessments the following September.
 
4.      ICT Summer Courses
During the summer, practical ICT courses (ECDL and Level 2) are delivered to 15- to 24-year-old students, providing them with an additional educational opportunity to acquire new and valuable ICT skills and knowledge. Throughout the programme, participants will be awarded with an allowance, provided they meet attendance requirements.