By LUKE KAMA
Kina Bank in partnership with Project Yumi Inc (PYI), a not-for-profit organisation, are piloting a project on workforce training to young people in high schools and secondary schools.
This is to prepare them to enter the workforce in the country or anywhere else around the world. The training started in Port Moresby on Saturday.
Kina Bank chief executive Greg Pawson said the course was a voluntary project the company had undertaken as part of its corporate social responsibility to help young people gain necessary skills and knowledge to face challenges in a working environment after school.
“Since it’s a pilot project, we are starting with children of Kina Bank staff who are in high schools and secondary schools,” he said.
“They are being coached by training coaches from PYI or by our senior managers and staffs from Kina Bank about the expectation in a workforce environment, how to present yourself, writing resumes and interest or job application letters when looking for jobs, how to present yourself in an interview and all these.”
Pawson said classes were arranged for two to three hours during weekends on Saturday and Sundays.
“This is to ensure we do not disrupt work for our staff and as well for the students to attend their classes,” he said.
By LUKE KAMA