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Non-contributory Social Protection Programmes Database
Latin America and the Caribbean
Step-to-work Programme (2008- )



Date: 2008-
Description: The Step-to-work pilot programme was implemented by the Jamaican government in 2008. It has been included as a new component of PATH, focusing on empowering working-age PATH users with job skills. The programme includes a literacy and entrepreneurship component, job search training and a job bank.


Target population: PATH recipients of working age
Area of intervention: 1) Technical and professional training
2) Labour intermediation services
Geographic scale: National
Targeting method: Categorical


Legal framework:
Responsible organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Executing organization(s): Ministry of Labour and Social Security
Source of funding: Government of Jamaica

1) Literacy and entrepreneurship



2) Job-seeking training



3) Job board

Description: This is the main component of the programme. It consists in integrating directly the beneficiary into a company (through a labour pool within the Electronic Labour Exchange of the LMIS) for a three-month period and assesses their results in terms of employability.




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