Wednesday, March 23 2011 @ 02:07 PM AST
Contributed by: NicolaJoseph
The Ministry of Community Development officially launched its Community Education (Skills Training) Programme (today) Wednesday March 23, 2011 at the Ministry’s Information, Training and Resource Centre at La Fantansie in St. Ann’s. The Honourable Nizam Baksh, Minister of Community Development delivered the feature address at this morning’s news conference, challenging Community Development supervisors and officers to identify government land where they could set up light industries, to stimulate employment in various districts (see the full address attached below). 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.
The target group includes: householders, unemployed, under-employed, vulnerable, less fortunate and those at risk. Participants must also be 18 years and over.