YWCA distinguished trainees received commendation for their achievement
YWCA nominated distinguished trainees of the Youth Employment and Training Programme (YETP) to run for the Most Improved Trainees 2022. Andy Yuen received the Most Improved Trainees Award, while Kathy Fan and Lala Mak received the Merit Awards.
After attending career planning consultation and courses provided by YETP, Andy showed interest in the social welfare sector and hence had his internship in YWCA to learn more about the industry. Impressed by his excellent performance and can-do attitude, the Association offered Andy a full time job before the end of his placement. Being a programme assistant allowed Andy to make good use of his skills, such as teaching children juggling and yo-yo tricks. Kids liked Andy very much and shared secrets with him. He planned to continue his studies so as to help more people. “I will first get a Diploma of Foundation Studies, then a Higher Diploma. My ultimate goal is to become a social worker,” said Andy.
YWCA has become YETP's partner for years, offering career planning, workplace attachment, pre-employment and on-the-job training for young school leavers aged 15 to 24 with educational attainment at sub-degree level or below. This programme enables young people to better understand themselves and their work aptitudes while enriching their job skills and experience so as to enhance employability.