Since January 2014, more than 14 million young people have entered Youth Guarantee schemes offered in EU countries, and around 9 million took up an offer of employment, education, traineeship or apprenticeship, the majority of which were offers of employment.

 - 'Communication from the Commission - The Youth Guarantee and Youth Employment Initiative three years on', October 2016.


The Youth Guarantee scheme (ESF.01.002 - Youth Guarantee 2.0) is an EU-funded project, developed for young people aged 15 to 25, and which consists of four education and employment related initiatives: the NEET Activation Scheme II, SEC Preventive Classes, MCAST Preventive Classes, and the ICT Summer Courses.

Based on preventive and assistive measures, each opportunity is designed to help young people continue their education, or increase their chances of finding satisfaction and success in the world of work.

The NEET Activation Scheme II provides young people (16 - 25 year-olds) who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs) with personal/professional training, mentoring and constant support, thereby facilitating their transition from education to gainful employment, while consequently improving their employment prospects, quality of life and social integration.

The programme consists of two main phases: training and work exposure/further education.

In the first phase, every applicant receives approximately four weeks (80 hours) of basic training on soft skills; such as how to build a CV, how to prepare for an interview, motivational skills, and communication skills. During phase 2, a participant is offered one of two options:

1.      A work placement (maximum of 240 hours) with an employer based on the applicant’s skills and desires. This placement lasts approximately 12 weeks – 80 hours every 4 weeks.

2.      If the applicant desires to further their education level, they can choose a course from an accredited institution such as MCAST/ITS, and pursue a course there. In this case, we will also cover a maximum of 240 hours.

Each participant will be paid an allowance after both the training and the work exposure/further education phases based on their attendance rate.

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The application and a copy of the ID card (front and back) can be sent by post to the address below:

Youth Guarantee Office
Room 327, Level 2,
Ministry for Education and Employment,
Great Siege Road,
VLT 2000.

SEC Preventive (Revision) Classes

Since 2014, we have helped over 3000 students aged 15 – 24 prepare themselves for their SEC/Ordinary level examinations by providing a valuable opportunity for their educational success.

Students who fail the May sitting of their SEC/Ordinary level exams in the core subjects (English, Maltese, Mathematics, Biology or Physics) are offered five weeks of free preventive classes (usually from the end of July to the end of August) in a choice of up to three subjects, in preparation for the September resits.

For more information, and to view the Student Guidelines, click here.

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MCAST Preventive Classes

Students under the age of 25 who fail one of the exams through Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 of their respective course at the Malta College for Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST) are offered free preventive classes in a variety of Key Skills and Vocational Subjects during the summer period, in preparation for their final assessments the following September.

ICT Summer Courses

Students aged 15 to 24 are provided with an additional educational opportunity to acquire new and valuable ICT skills and knowledge, through ECDL and a practical Level 2 course. Participants are awarded with an allowance, provided they meet attendance requirements.

For general queries concerning the scheme and its initiatives, please contact the Youth Guarantee team by calling 2598 1161/2/4 or sending an email to  

Address: Room 327, Level 2,
                 Ministry for Education and Employment,
                 Great Siege Road,
                 VLT 2000.


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