SVGCCDTVE, Mustique Charitable Foundation team up to offer summer training programme
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July 27, 2018
SVGCCDTVE, Mustique Charitable Foundation team up to offer summer training programme

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College-Division of Technical Vocational Education, and the Mustique Charitable Foundation have partnered to offer skills training in four areas, to just over 88 unemployed young persons across St Vincent and the Grenadines(SVG).

Speaking at the launch of the summer programme called “The Youth Employability Program,” Dean of the Division of Technical Vocational Education Osborne Bowens said that the programme runs at a cost of $180,000 and is funded by the Mustique Charitable Foundation.

He further stated that the participants will be trained in the areas of plumbing, electricals, refrigeration installations and maintenance, commercial food preparation, along with computation and cost estimation, as well as some entrepreneurial and soft skills. They will receive a transportation allowance, free lunch and at the end of the programme, tools and equipment relating to their area of training. In addition, they will be sent on a two-week work attachment.

Also speaking at the launching was Administrator at the Mustique Charitable Foundation Lavinia Gunn, who said that this is just one of the many ways the Mustique Company gives back to St Vincent and the Grenadines, with the aim of helping young people to develop through learning a skill.

Minister of Education St Clair ‘Jimmy’ Prince, speaking at the launching, hailed the programme as being important, saying “The more young people get a skill the more employable they are thus making them beneficial to the marketplace.” The programme will run for four weeks.