Georgetown, Guyana: The Ministry of Labour of Guyana has recently announced that the youth of the East Bank Demerara has got an opportunity to explore the ‘Job Readiness’ workshop.
According to the update shared by the Ministry, twenty (20) job seekers in the East Bank Demerara were exposed to skills needed in the labour force in a one-day ‘Job Readiness’ workshop offered by the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency (CRMA), Ministry of Labour.
The participants were exposed to training on how to construct a résumé, personal interview skills, career coaching, and workplace practices from the employer’s perspective, among other things.
As per the update, Audrey Kellman, Senior Recruitment and Manpower Officer, led the workshop at the Eccles Training Centre, East Bank Demerara. Presentations were also made by officials of the Board of Industrial Training (BIT), Occupational Safety and Health (OSH), Labour, and the Cooperative Societies (COOP) departments on the services they provide.
Daniel Seeram, Regional Chairman for Region Four, encouraged the participants about their participation in the session and how it will assist them in finding work.
In conclusion, it outlined that the CRMA is mandated to match suitably qualified persons to existing vacancies; canvass for job vacancies for possible placement for jobseekers; maintain an accurate record of notified vacancies; and provide advice, career guidance and counselling to those seeking employment.
Earlier, the Ministry of Labour of Guyana informed that close to twenty (20) staff of the Ministry are now undergoing a one-day sensitization training on Human Immunodeficiency Virus/ Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS).
Reportedly, the session, organized by the Ministry of Labour’s Occupational Safety and Health Department, was led by staff from the National AIDS Programme Secretariat (NAPS), including Senior Trainer Christopher France and Key Population Co-ordinator Eson Crandon led the session.
The training aims to improve employees’ core knowledge of HIV and key populations to help to reduce the stigma and discrimination and improve relationships with key communities. It is also consistent with the updated Workplace Policy, which empowers NAPS to support fair and reasonable workplace responses to HIV-positive employees.
They were also trained on preventative methods such as Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and HIV self-testing.
As per the update, the attendees of the event were Deputy Permanent Secretary Denise Sealey, OSH Consultant Gwyneth King, Cooperative Officer Winetth Collymore, Labour Officer Candaiscee West, and technical officers of the Board of Industrial Training (BIT).