Learning For Living this week launched NexGen, described as a new and dynamic, evening programme designed to equip youth and adults with a variety of technical and career skills considered to be essentials for the life and work of the next generation.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, Kimsha Williams, managing director of Learning For Living stated that while they mainly catered to students in secondary school through an after-school student support programme, her team continued to observe the needs of college age and older young people who were out of school and unemployed.

The young entrepreneur said a large number of the nation’s youth were unsuccessful in their application to the Community College or for traditional jobs, or had completed their tertiary education and were looking for a short or long-term solution to set them up for further studies or to provide employment.

Williams further stated that NexGen, would offer students new opportunities for improving their existing computer skills, building their resume and to market themselves.

Youth can also use NexGen to develop a new hobby that could generate new income or as a springboard to jumpstart a new career or start their own business. Students can choose from three NexGen Essential Packages: NexGen Basic Essentials, NexGen Pro Essentials and NexGen Tech Essentials, as well as they can choose to sign-up for a Single Course. Each course will run for 3-4 weeks with six contact hours weekly.

The courses on offer include English fundamentals (CSEC top-up), basic mathematics (CSEC top-up), computing essentials, marketing, graphic design, web design, computer hardware, maintenance and repairs, computer programming I, computer programming II, job readiness and entrepreneurship. Registration begins on Oct. 19 and classes are expected to start on Nov. 9.

Learning For Living is located on 2nd Floor Sprott Bros. Building and has been in operation for the last two years.