Training

The PYPP is a training initiative that leverages and adequately prepares young professionals for on-the-job success within the civil service. The PYPP Training Program consists of a three-week intensive orientation, monthly responsive trainings, and bi-annual immersion excursions.

PYPP Training Program

Orientation

Duration: 3 weeks prior to job assignment

Week 1: Overview of Program-Specific Expectations and Procedures

PYPs learn about the timesheet approval and submission processes, reporting requirements, and training participation. PYPs also participate in team-building activities and leadership training.

Week 2: Developing Effective Office Communications

PYPs are taught how to draft talking points, take meeting minutes, and write technical reports. PYPs also receive training on office ethics and etiquette.

Week 3: Computer Skills-Building

PYPs are given tips and shortcuts on the Microsoft Office Suite and how to conduct effective internet research.

Monthly Responsive Trainings

Duration: one full day per month

Monthly Responsive Trainings are designed to address challenges faced by young professionals within the workplace as indicated in monthly reports (written and verbal) from PYPs and their mentors. These trainings further develop and strengthen core competencies such as verbal and written communication; word processing and computer literacy; project and task management; and civic responsibility.
Immersion Excursions

Duration: 4-6 days bi-annually

Immersion Excursions are interactive contextualized experiences designed to proactively support the GoL’s national decentralization efforts. During immersion excursions, PYPs visit a select county and engage in various activities aimed at exploring and understanding the social, cultural, and economic realities of the select county and its people. They also seek to ascertain information about current and emerging career opportunities and options in the area.

The Program is committed to improving the quality of its training curriculum and conducts regular reviews to ensure that training components meet the demands and needs of Program participants.