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The Youth cannot only be an inspiration and hope to our nation, but can also take their rightful places in business by creating jobs when given the opportunity.

Welcome to the Youth Employment Agency (YEA)

The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation. Its objective is to support the youth between the ages of 15 to 35 years through skills training and internship modules to transit from a situation of unemployment to that of employment. To ensure sustainability, the policy focus of YEA was changed in 2009 from the traditional modules which have pay roll implications to the self employment modules such as Trades and Vocation modules through public private partnership so as to reduce the burden on payment of stipend for the Paid Internship Module. This has attracted International acclaim, with the BBC ranking YEA as the best Youth Employment Programme in Africa in 2011. Available records indicate that as at December, 2012, over Six Hundred Thousand, (600,000) beneficiaries were recruited by the YEA. New modules were introduced and some of the existing modules such as The Youth in Security Services and Trades and Vocation were reviewed and expanded to meet the growing demand for youth employment in the country.

Our Mandates includes:

Train and provide Youth with requisite skills
Facilitate and monitor employment of Youth in Ghana
Develop Support and provide training services to the Youth

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About Us

The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) was established under the Youth Employment Act 2015 (Act 887) to empower young people to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the nation.

Our Mission

To lead the coordination of employment opportunities and creation of jobs for the youth in Ghana.

Our Vision

To become an outstanding Public Sector Agency facilitating and creating sustainable employment opportunities for the youth nationwide.

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cpa Youth in SecurityCommunity Policing Assistants Number applied: 26,933 Number engaged: ...
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prison Youth in SecurityPrison Service Number applied: 23,531 Number engaged: .... 
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fire Youth in SecurityFire Service Number applied: 40,633 Number engaged: ... 
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coastal Youth in CoastalCoastal Sanitation Number applied: 26,933 Number engaged: ...
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health Youth in Health Number applied: 23,678 Number engaged: ...
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sanitation Youth in Sanitation Number applied: 23,678 Number engaged: ...
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Youth in Fire Service Module Beneficiaries Pass Out

Youth in Fire Service Module Beneficiaries Pass Out

The Fire service Module beneficiaries after five weeks intensive training successfully passes out at the training school in Accra on 27th May 2016 as Fire Prevention Assistance.
The beneficiaries are not fire fighters but to educate persons on how to curb or reduce the rate of fire

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500 Prison Support Staff Pass Out

500 Prison Support Staff Pass Out

The first batch of the Prison Support Staff trainees, successfully passed out after an intensive five week training programme, on Thursday 19th May 2016 at the Ghana Prisons Training School in Accra under the Youth Employment Agency Module.
The beneficiaries who were made up of 300 males

Youth Employment Agency to recruit 20,000 health workers

Youth Employment Agency to recruit 20,000 health workers

The Youth Employment Agency (YEA) has announced its readiness in rolling out its numerous modules in February, 2016 to reduce the rising rate of unemployment among the youth in the country. 

 
 
 

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