Electrical Installation & Maintenance: 23 trainees
Certificates Presentation for the Youth Employability Program and Associate Degree Awards Presentation for 2018-2019 Bursaries
The Youth Employability Program had 94 young participants in four skill areas:
- Introductory Plumbing - 22 trainees
- Refrigeration & AC Repairs & Maintenance - 22 trainees
- Electrical Installation & Maintenance - 23 trainees
- Commercial Food Preparation - 27 trainees
Refrigeration & AC Repairs & Maintenance: 22 trainees
Commercial Food Preparation: 27 trainees
Introductory Plumbing: 22 trainees
Opening remarks were made by Janelle Allen, Deputy Dean of DTVE, who thanked the Mustique Charitable Foundation for its continued contribution to the DTVE.
Osborne Bowens, Dean of DTVE, also commended the Mustique Charitable Foundation for its collaboration with DTVE to bring the Youth Employability Program to fruition. Mr. Bowens, the initiator of this program, highlighted the importance of technically trained professionals and the part they play in the development of our society and our country as a whole.
Hon St. Clair Prince, Minister of Education, made brief remarks thanking the Foundation.
77 participants got certificates of successful completion, 16 participants got certificates of participation and 1 participant was unable to complete the course.
There was a sense of pride and accomplishment from the graduates of the Youth Employability program and Mr. Bowens indicated that 3 students who participated in Commercial Food Preparation were employed subsequent to the training.
Participants in the Youth Employability Program were also very grateful and excited about receiving their individual starter kits which are intended to assist them in their field of expertise. It can be said that the Youth Employability Program with a pass rate of 82% was a success and a viable venture on the part of the Mustique Charitable Foundation.
Following the Certificate Presentation, 11 Associate Degree Scholarships for academic year 2018-2019 were disbursed to qualified recipients who were identified by SVGCC-DTVE in the following programs:
- Hospitality Studies – 3
- Culinary Arts – 3
- Electrical Engineering Technology – 2
- Agricultural Science & Entrepreneurship – 1
- Information and Communication Technology – 1
- Office Administration – 1