Skill training programme for Indigenous Youths to be launched in October

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[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, Sydney Allicock, during his 2015 National Budget debate presentation last evening, announced that a programme which takes skills training and life skills to Indigenous youths will be launched on October 01.

This programme he said is designed to equip young people with the skills of a trade of their choice, an opportunity to earn as they learn, and the tools of their trade at the end of their training. They will get an equal opportunity to bid for jobs and projects even as they are being trained, the Minister explained.

The 2015 Budget allocates $40.5 million to the Bina Hill Institute of learning, to support their programmes, which are geared towards preparing youths for employment in the areas of tourism and hospitality, forestry, agriculture, marketing, accounting, first aid, management and a number of other areas.

Minister Allicock further noted that this is only the first of many such interventions of this nature for Amerindian youths, as the government will, in the coming years, seek to replicate the Bina Hill Institute model in other Regions.

 Sydney Allicock.
Sydney Allicock.

Further, government will make available a number of scholarships to the Kuru Kuru Training College (KKTC) and other institutions which offer a high level of skills training. This, he said, will complement the other scholarship programmes which will also be expanded. [Extracted and modified from GINA]

 

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