Guyana: Collaborative efforts with the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) and Herstelling Assembly of God on the East Bank of Demerara will cater to delivering Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes to persons within Herstelling and surrounding communities.
The participatory approach will support the delivery of various programmes for persons of all age groups and the delivery of hard skill programmes for women and girls, preparing them to contribute to the developing Agriculture, Construction and Oil and Gas Industries.
The collaborative decision came after a visit was made by Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton and a team comprised of Personal Assistant to the Minister, Rosannah Allie and BIT’s Technical Officer, responsible for Region Four, Stanislaus Willis, Jason Clarke and Reema Rohee.
At the church, the minister engaged approximately eighty (80) persons who were undergoing training at the facility and was given a firsthand walk-through of training sessions held this afternoon by instructors at the training site.
Earlier the same day, twenty-five (25) Commercial Food Preparation trainees of Kuru Kururu Youth Choice Training Centre located on the Soesdyke- Linden Highway met Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton.
Minister Hamilton and a team comprised of Personal Assistant to the Minister, Rosannah Allie, Technical Officers with the responsibility of Region Four, Stanislaus Willis, Jason Clarke and Reema Rohee, visited the training facility to interact with the trainees who are pursuing the vocational programme offered through the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).
During the interaction, Minister Hamilton informed the trainees of the importance of them completing the programme; he urged them that the investment made by the Government was to transform their lives and community.
The programme commenced on June 20, 2022, and is expected to end sometime in August.
Whilst in the village, the minister also addressed several Coop’s pending issues to better the lives of residents.