The Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment (SKYE) Project is a five year initiative that seeks to equip at-risk youths with the necessary soft skills and an acceptable professional attitude which improves their ability to effectively transition to the workforce. The Project is funded by USAID under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) with the aim of reducing youth crime and violence by strengthening economic participation and civic engagement; it is executed through the Education Development Center (EDC), a US based global education and training institution. SKYE is working with several partners including Ministries and NGOs and the Magistracy for alternative sentencing and diversion of youth offenders in regions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9 and 10. Personal Coaches are also provided to each SKYE youth, to assist during the first phase of their worklife.


  • Expanded employment, education and skill-building opportunities for youth at-risk
  • Strengthened re-integration of youth offenders into society
  • Strengthened enabling environment for youth development

SKYE Youth Employment Process

Contact SKYE Youth Procress

Youth Job Bank

  • Clerical
  • Construction/Fabrication
  • Customer Service
  • Electrical
  • Information Technology
  • Mechanic

Surujadi Kubear

  • Age: 19
  • Address: Berbice
  • Qualification: 5 CXC Subjects
  • Job Interest: Clerical
  • Bio: I am a hardworking and self-motivated individual.

Monifa Hector

  • Age: 19
  • Address: West Coast Demerara
  • Qualification: 4 CXC/Computer literate
  • Job Interest: Clerical
  • Bio: As a capable individual I always like to implore my knowledge to others. I am always concern to work with individuals.

Donalisa Fraser

  • Age: 18
  • Address: West Bank Demerara
  • Qualification: 3 CSEC subjects
  • Job Interest: Clerical
  • Bio: I love to meet people and read. I enjoy doing make ups and styling hair.


Alicia Shannon

  • Age: 19Alicia Shannon
  • Address: East Bank Demerara
  • Qualifications: Spanish: Intermediate Level; Computer skills
  • Job Interest: Clerical
  • Bio: I enjoy meeting, interacting and working with various personalities. I always aim to do everything to the best of my ability and I know there is a lesson to be learned in every task I’m involved in.



Crafton Hector

  • Age: 16
  • Address:  Georgetown
  • Qualifications: Sophia Training Centre: Certificate in Masonry; Six months working
  • Job Interest: Construction/Fabricator
  • Bio: I am an easy going individual, who listens will and always complete my assigned task on time

Yonnick Lewis

  • Age: 19
  • Address:  Linden
  • Qualifications: Skilled Operator/Joiner
  • Job Interest: Construction/Fabricator
  • Bio: I am a hard worker and will dedicate my skills and experience to help develop the company, which hires me.I also work well with others.I recently completed the SKYE Work Ready Now training, which I know will be an asset to any company that hired me.


Denzel Lewis Denzel Lewis

  • Age: 21
  • Address: La Parfaite Harmony, West Bank Demerara
  • Qualifications: Guyana Industrial Training CentreWelding and Masonry;Experienced in operating heavy duty machinery
  • Job Interest: Welding
  • Bio: I will be an ideal candidate in any working environment as I am prepared to go the extra mile, am a fast learner, highly discipline and punctual. Strong believer in respecting others


Travis Anthony Travis Anthony

  • Age: 17
  • Address: East Bank Demerara
  • Qualification: Trained in construction and plumbing
  • Job Interest: Construction
  • Bio: I am a simple and easygoing person who likes football and plumbing. I would have gained informal skills in plumbing and construction, which I was able to secure employment for a short period. My interest one day is to join the Guyana Defense Force

Jewana Whyte

  • Age: 16
  • Address: Georgetown
  • Qualifications: SKYE Work Ready Now! Training Certificate
  • Job Interest: Customer Service
  • Bio: I am a positive individual and a fast leaner.


Carla Simon Carla Simon

  • Age: 17
  • Address: Linden
  • Qualification: 5 CXC; Certificate in Forest Inventory/Tree Identification
  • Job Interest: Customer Service
  • Bio: I am an industrious and energetic young woman who can be readily relied upon. I look forward to offer my skills to the success of your organization

Emanuel Klass 

  • Age: 18
  • Address: Georgetown
  • Qualifications: Microsoft Excel and Word; Informal training in Electrical Installation and SKYE Work Ready Now Certificate
  • Job Interest: Electrical
  • Bio: I enjoy barbering, fixing cars, driving and electrical work.I plan to open my own Auto Electrical Shop in the future.



Jamal Noel Jamal Noel

  • Age: 18
  • Address: East Bank Demerara
  • Qualifications:  USAID/Skills and Knowledge for Youth Employment Project’s Work Ready Now! Training Program
  • Job Interest: Customer Service
  • Bio: I am a very willing individual who is always reliable. I would have gained working experience at Le Meridian Peagsus in the food and beverage department. My ambition one day is to become a pilot but I also have a passion for customer service

Suraj Rai srai

  • Age: 22
  • Address: East Coast Demerara
  • Qualifications: 6 CXC: Math, PoB, OA, Int. Sc., Soc. St. Cert. Welding & Fab.-Kuru Kuru TC
  • Experience: 4 yr as Lab. Tech. at Guysuco
  • Job Interest: Lab Technician
  • I am ambitious, confident and a hard worker.  My ambition is to become a trained Lab Technician and I also have an interest in Electrical Installation.


Urlan Petersupeters

  •  Age: 17
  • Address: East Coast Demerara
  • Qualifications: 7 CXC grades 2 & 3
  • Job Interest: Clerical
  • I am self-motivated and hardworking and I am also great at communicating and cooperating with others.  I have an interest in administrative work and plan to continue my studies to become an accountant.