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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 include:

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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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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latest news

YEA goes GIFMIS to ensure financial Discipline

YEA goes GIFMIS to ensure financial Discipline

The Chief Executive Officer of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) Mr. Justine Kodua Frimpong has directed that henceforth, all financial transactions of the Agency must be processed through the Government Integrated Financial Management Information System (GIFMIS) in line

YEA INAUGURATES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

YEA INAUGURATES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

On Friday,15th September,2017, the Youth Employment Agency inaugurated its board at the Agency’s Ministry; Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations(MELR). The swearing-in ceremony was performed by the Minister, Ignatius Baffour Awuah at the Ministry’s conference room,

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YEA in collaboration with Ghana Police Service Launch Community Safety And Security Innovation Module

YEA in collaboration with Ghana Police Service Launch Community Safety And Security Innovation Module

As part of effort to reduce the rising rate of unemployment in the country, the Youth Employment Agency (YEA) in partnership with the Ghana Police Service launched a new module: Community Protection Officers.

 
 
 

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