Programmes hit mark with youngsters
An Island charity which prepares young people for the world of work has measured the success of its programmes for the first time.
Junior Achievement's training programmes reach 5000 students each year, with help from several hundred volunteer mentors from Island busiensses.
JA, part of a global charitable organisation, believes the formula works well, and has now published an impact report to measure that success.
It contains the results of surveys among pupils who took part in their Learn to Earn and Get a Job programmes, as well as the financial literacy project It's All About the Money during 2015.
After training, 96% of 13-14 year olds said they better understood the skills employers are looking for, while well over 90% of Year 11 students knew what to ask an employer at interview, compared to just 25% before the session.
Statistics show knowledge of payday loads, online scams and different types of borrowing also grew substantially.
Read the impact study on JA's website:
Chief executive Sue Cook says the operation has developed rapidly in recent years, so it was time to measure outcomes against objectives: