Tuesday, March 22 2011 @ 01:30 PM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
The Ministry of Community Development will officially launch its Community Education (Skills Training) Programme on Wednesday March 23, 2011 at the Ministry’s Information, Training and Resource Centre at La Fantansie in St. Ann’s from 10:00 am. The Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development will deliver the feature address at the opening. Courses begin at Community Centres and Complexes in districts across the country from Monday March 28, 2011.
The CEP provides training in a variety of marketable skills for home-based production of goods and services and employment generation. This would in turn, reduce household expenditure and allow for more effective use of scarce financial resources. The programme includes training at both basic and advanced levels. The Basic course is 60 hours in duration, while the Advanced course is 75 hours.