“Every single unattached youngster must join the labour force”

That’s the word from Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Mr. Holness was speaking Friday at the launch of the Heart/NSTA Trust’s National Service Corps Residential Camps at the AC Mariott Hotel in New Kingston.

The Service Corps programme is designed to equip youngsters from crime ridden communities with skills including tiling and drywall construction.

At the end of the six week long camp, participants will be assisted by agents of the government to find gainful employment.

Prime Minister Holness says the programme will put youngsters on a path to self improvement.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness.