Trinidad and Tobago: Youth Development Ministry announces extension of deadline for YAHP Part-time programme
Trinidad and Tobago: Youth Development Ministry announces extension of deadline for YAHP Part-time programme

Trinidad and Tobago: Ministry of Youth Development and the National Service of Trinidad and Tobago has shared an update regarding the extension of the deadline to apply for the blended programme – YAHP Part-time programme. The new deadline for registration will be Friday, 30 December 2022, till 4:00 pm.

YAHP Part-Time is a youth-focused agricultural training programme (full-time and part-time) designed to equip nationals between 18-35 years with the skills to become successful 21st-century agripreneurs.

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The Requirements for the same are as follows:

Citizens between 18 to 35 years
• Minimum of 2 CSEC Passes
• A passion for and demonstrated interest in Agriculture
• A suitable certificate of character

YAHP Part-Time will be delivered as

YAHP Part-time is a blended programme – online theoretical (UTT virtual classroom) and face-to-face practical sessions. The timing for the same will be Monday to Friday online from 5 pm to 8 pm. Practical training Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 1 pm at the ECIAF.

The campus of the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), Centeno Participants must have a laptop or desktop computer and a strong internet connection.

What are the Benefits of YOUth?

• 1-year practical training
• Significant agri-entrepreneurship opportunities.
• Access to a starter home
• Access to a $20,000 start-up grant
• Access to 2 acres of land with a 30-year lease

What are the Benefits to YOUth?

• 1-year programme at the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) – certification in Agriculture and Agro-Processing.
• Extension services and technical assistance with production, harvesting, marketing and market intelligence.

What are the Benefits to Trinidad and Tobago?

• Greater youth participation, productivity, and competitiveness in our local agriculture sector
• More youth smallholder/commercial farmers and agro-processors
• Improved skills and capacity of youth to maintain immovable and underutilized state assets for agriculture production purposes
• More significant opportunities for youth to contribute to our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through exports and reducing the food import bill
• Changes in youth consumer preferences to increase nutritional intake and public health awareness.