Youth Training

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Jus' Sail Youth Training Programme

Training - Certification - Employment

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Jus' Sail Youth Training Programme

Training - Certification - Employment

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Jus' Sail Youth Training Programme

Training - Certification - Employment

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Jus' Sail Youth Training Programme

Training - Certification - Employment

Jus’ Sail has the only locally built wooden trading boat in St Lucia. This is contrary to the case thirty years ago when many wooden boats still sailed these waters and forty years ago when they were still made by hand on the beaches of St Lucia.

Part of Jus’ Sail’s focus is upon reviving St Lucia’s maritime culture through the engagement of its youth in learning to sail and helping them gain employment within the industry. Jus’ Sail run youth training programs during the off-season summer months, the cost of the programmes is supported through our fundraising activities such as the sale of our Tshirts and merchandise, donations from individuals and local businesses and our annual fundraising dinner.

The training programme has three tenets which underlie its focus – Training – Certification – Employment

The schedule of activities that students undertake on the programme includes:

  • First Aid and CPR certification;
  • Swim to Survive Certification with the St Lucia Lifesaving Association;
  • International Crew Certification through Jus’ Sail’s accredited sailing school with International Yacht Training Worldwide;
  • Customer service workshops;
  • Personal development workshops;
  • Conflict resolution and effective communications workshop;
  • A multi-day (4-7 days) teambuilding and leadership development sailing voyage
  • and a minimum of two weeks work experience within a suitable workplace.
  • At the completion of this intensive programme successful participants will be assisted to rework their CV and seek gainful employment.

Approximately 90% of our 2013, 2014 and 2015 graduates are now working successfully within the local yachting and wider tourism industry when before they were out of work with limited job prospects. Jus’ Sail is therefore proud to be helping make the initial steps towards the development of a cohort of young professionals within the yachting sector of St Lucia and helping young local St Lucians find a rewarding career in an industry that we know can take you anywhere in the world when you set your mind to it. We believe that learning to sail and getting confident on and in the water is a powerful short cut to life long empowerment for young individuals. A recent email from one of our students to us, we feel perfectly encapsulates that view. You can read it unedited and in full on our blog page.

We appreciate any assistance of in-kind support or direct financial donations received that help us to continue to undertake this commitment each year. Should wish to learn how you can make a contribution please drop us an email to sail@jussail.com for more information.

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Past Graduate of the Jus’ Sail Programme. 

Name of Student – Vestus

Year of Graduation – 2013

Present Position – Travel lift assistant and Boat maintenance

Location – IGY Rodney Bay Marina Boatyard

Been in position since – November 2013.

“The Jus’ Sail Programme has given me access to a career path that I would never have had access to before, I love being around  boats and the activity in the boat yard is always changing so I never get bored!” – Vestus. 

Past Graduate of the Jus’ Sail Programme. 

Name of Student – Vernessa

Year of Graduation – 2014

Present Position – Deckhand and Dive Store Assistant

Location – Dive Saint Lucia

Been in position since – November 2014.

“The Jus’ Sail Programme was amazing. I never knew I had such a passion for the ocean until Jus’ Sail gave me the opportunity to learn to sail and taught me to snorkel. The first time I saw the underwater world I was hooked and just LOVE my job with Dive Saint Lucia  where I am getting to puruse my new passion and turn it into my career. I don’t know where I would be without the Jus’ Sail Program but I know I wouldn’t be where I am now!” – Vernessa. 

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Past Graduate of the Jus’ Sail Programme. 

Name of Student – Anthony

Year of Graduation – 2014

Present Position – Maintenance Department

Location – IGY Rodney Bay

Been in position since – November 2014.

“I have recommended a few youngsters to the program. Tying ropes, communication, following instructions, working within a team, customer service and many more skills that I learned on the Jus’ Sail program I use in my everyday work at IGY, its been very helpful to me. Without Jus’ Sail  I wouldn’t be at IGY. I love Jus’ Sail God Bless you Captain James and Miss Pepsi I know you will train the next generation as you have trained us” – Anthony. 

Past Graduate of the Jus’ Sail Programme. 

Name of Student – Tricia

Year of Graduation – 2014

Present Position – Receptionist / Front Desk Guest Relations

Location – The Royal Hotel, Reduit Beach.

Been in position since – November 2014.

“The Jus’ Sail program taught me to work hard for what I want and never give up, stay focussed and think positive. I really learned to be punctual and that team work and effective communication help me in my work. It helped me build my self confidence, especially by learning to swim! ” – Tricia. 

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Check out this 5 minute You Tube video  of our 2013 Youth Training Programme to see what our students got up to and learn more about the experiences and skills that our students gain during their time with us.