Georgetown, Guyana: Board of Industrial Training (BIT) held another graduation ceremony on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at the National Cultural Centre did not just focus on young persons; rather, among the successful batches of graduates were people of all ages, who went after a similar goal to learn a skill and become certified to better their lives and that of their families.
The Board stated that some chose vocational courses, which can often be considered an easy walk in the park, such as Cosmetology, Early Childhood Development, and Commercial Food Preparation and on the flip side, other graduates went with technical courses, such as Heavy Duty Equipment Operation, Electrical Installation and Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Servicing and Repairs.
As per the update, despite whatever the graduates had selected when they first registered as prospective trainees, they were celebrated yesterday through a huge graduation ceremony held at the National Cultural Centre for the two hundred and fifty-four (254) graduates that put in hard work and dedication on completing the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme designed by the Government of Guyana to promote sustainability of Guyanese livelihood, through retraining retirees, upskilling employees, equipping young people with relevant skills for today’s job market or giving reassurance to single parents, that not all hope is lost.
Officials of the Board of Industrial Training and Joseph Hamilton, Minister of Labour, attended the ceremony in support of the graduates’ accomplishments and future endeavours; whether they choose to become entrepreneurs in the field, they were certified or pursue jobs that are in demand for technical and vocational workforce.
According to the BIT, along with Minister Hamilton, whose aim is to work with the team at BIT to increase skills delivery for every Guyanese, wherever they reside. The Chief Executive Officer (ag) of BIT, Onyekachukwu Eastman-Onwuzirike; the Director at BIT, Penelope Harris; Human Resource Officer, Melinda Kelly and the Technical Officer, Jason Clarke, among others, did not miss out on the celebration, which represented transforming lives through skills training.