Dominica: Melissa Poponne-Skerrit, Parliament Representative of the Roseau Central Constituency, designated 2022 as the year for job opportunities, personal development and skill training.
The decision was made during a meeting with the region’s Labour Youth Organisation (LYO). She also proposed a number of plans which would contribute to helping the youth attain those (above-mentioned) goals.
Ms Skerrit notified, “I recently met with the Roseau Central LYO (Labour Youth Organization) and designated 2022 as a year of personal development, job opportunities and skills training. In so doing, I proposed a number of plans to assist the youth in attaining those goals.”
She further announced that the Roseau Central authorities and the LYO would soon organise the ‘twelve-week Theatrical Training program,’ which would be conducted by Al Mathurin.
The Parliament Representative added that the government would provide “a wide range of skill training in this program including but not limited to scenic design, lighting, stage management, drama, costume design, production management, public speaking and interviews, writing of portfolio, CV and resume drama.”
Melissa Skerrit also shared some advertisements about the recruitment of the youth. While sharing the details about the available job opportunities, she mentioned, “Take advantage of the opportunities.”
This initiative by the Roseau Central authorities and the government has been lauded by the residents and has garnered praise. One of the residents said, “Great initiative necessary intervention we need to empower our youth,” and the second-mentioned, “I admire the interest and the way Melissa is investing in Roseau. Great initiative.”
Yet another applauded Melissa for working for her constituency and ‘setting bar and standard’ for future parliamentary representatives.
Many others dropped some suggestions in the comment section. One proposed to add some technical skills, including construction, electricals, refrigeration, sewing, carpentry, farming, IT skills, etc., for youth training. At the same time, another asked the government to engage youth towards healthcare.