At Barbados YouthAdvance Corps, we pride ourselves on the ability to provide a means for young adults to "ADVANCE" in society. Whether it be higher education or personal growth, we focus on the key attributes needed for self-betterment. ~Development through experience or upward ever onward
Alignment to the 3-pronged national first-job initiative.
Provision of holistic counselling support to all participant, individually and in groups, to address any psycho-social deficiencies and challenges while prompting the well being of every trainee.
Provision to be made for skills training and engendering of lifelong education in a disciplined and organized environment.
Establishment of a pool of persons on which Barbados can draw for national events and low-risk, post-emergency situations.
Development of a national workforce that is futureproof; well-trained and fit for purpose to thrive in the increasingly ideas and digitally driven Barbadian and global economies
Continuance of the learning process, exposing individual participants to rigorous but exciting and rewarding experiences.
Preparation of each participant so that he/she becomes a more employable and productive member of society.
Leverage the natural inclination of post-Millennials to support matters of social good and social justice, reinforcing citizenship and responsibilities to put others and country above self.
Utilizing Every Opportunity To ADVANCE
The Barbados YouthADVANCE Corps (BYAC) offers a two (2) year programme for young individuals ranging from age sixteen (16) to twenty (20). This programme is divided into two stages:
Let's Help You ADVANCE To The Next Level!
Focus: Residential Training (10 weeks) and Technical & Vocational Training Duration: One (1) year
Focus: Job attachments, apprenticeships and internships as well as participation in community service and national projects. Duration: One (1) year
Providing Much Needed Skills
Adventure Training and Team Building
Basic First Aid
Discipline which includes:
Basic foot drill
Dress and deportment
Disaster Preparedness and Response
Navigation and outdoor suvival
Care for the Environment
Ethics and Morality
Creativity: Art and Craft, Performing Arts
National Emblems, Civics and Law of Barbados.
Personal Administration in Barracks
Vocational Counselling and Assessment
Personal Financial Management and Budgeting
Training Opportunities with SJPI, BIMAP, BCC & BVTB
The ADVANCE acronym means:
A - ADVENTURE
D - DISCIPLINE
V - VALUES
A - ACUMEN
N - NEW SKILLS
C - CHARITY
E - EMPOWERMENT
Kick-start Your Journey Towards Lifelong Learning
Join us for an opportunity, not only to increase your knowledge base but to also ADVANCE your soft and technical skills.