Press Release
July 31, 2020

Cohort 3 of YATE’s programme to commence in August

THE YOUTH AND Adult Training for Employment (YATE) programme will commence Cohort 3 of its training at various technical institutes across St Vincent and the Grenadines during the month of August, 2020.

Orientation sessions will run from August 5 to 7, 2020 and official training will begin on the 10th August. The training will be conducted for 13 weeks, inclusive of a two-week workshop on Life Skills and Financial Literacy. One hundred and ninety trainees between the ages of 17 and 45 years old will participate in the programme.

The YATE initiative is funded by the World Bank under the Human Development and Service Delivery (HDSD) Project. This project is being implemented by the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, Sustainable Development and Information Technology in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family Services, Persons with Disabilities and Youth. The project is designed to provide training for vulnerable unemployed youths and adults in National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) Levels 1 and 2 programmes. The training aims to develop the basic competencies needed to obtain employment and/ or pursue further employment-related training.

Participants from Kingstown Technical Institute (KTI) and Campden Park Technical Institute (CTI) will have their orientation on August 5 at the Methodist Church Hall. On August 6, Participants from Barroualllie Technical Institute will meet at the Barroualllie Technical Institute and on August 7, Participants from Georgetown Technical Institute will have their orientation at the Georgetown Technical Institute.

All orientation sessions will run from 9:00 am to 12 noon.

All interested persons are asked to note that the fourth Cohort will commence in January 2021. The National Qualifications Department (Ministry of Education) can be contacted at tel. 452-5587 for further information.