Launched on August 9,2023, the programme aims to bolster the social mobility of 500 youth annually over a five year period.

The initiative targets fifth and sixth form graduates and provides sustainable avenues for education, employment, and assimilation into society.

Shaloy Smikle reports:

Managing Director of the HEART/NSTA Trust, Dr. Taneisha Ingleton, says the 396 successful applicants came from 473 applications, mostly from students residing in St. Andrew, St. Ann, St. Catherine, Clarendon, and Kingston.

Speaking this morning on the Consumer Hour, Dr. Ingleton says the verification process for these 396 students is still in progres

Dr. Ingleton says the late-August release of CXC results attributed to delays in some application.

Dr. Taneisha Ingleton, Managing Director of the HEART/NSTA Trust.

LIFT participants will be engaged in an eight-week skills-training programme focusing on employability and specific skills identified in the predetermined areas of mentorship and volunteerism.

Upon completion of this formal engagement, they will be immersed in specific skills in the pre-approved ministries, departments, and agencies or a participating private-sector firm for one year, where they will receive an $85,000 monthly stipend.

A compulsory portion of this, $15,000, will be placed in their bank accounts monthly and will not be accessible until participants complete the programme.