JobStart enhances employability of youth by reducing their job-search period and increasing their employability through training (life skills and technical skills required by industries), paid internship and full-cycle employment facilitation services. The program is also designed to increase the capacity of Public Employment Service Office (PESOs) in providing full cycle employment facilitation services.

The JobStart trainees shall receive an allowance for the duration of life skills training and technical skills training and shall undertake internship with establishments for a maximum of three months with stipend not less than 75% of the prevailing minimum wage in the locality.