NOVEMBER 15TH 2013 (CUOPM) – Participants who complete a six month training programme in Nevis will acquire skills that can be used with the Caribbean.
The training programme is financed by the Federal Government of St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Right Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas under the People Empowerment Programme (PEP).
Veteran regional trainer, Nevisian Mr. Hensley Daniel, who is conducting the training at the Jessups Community Centre, told the participants that the training that had been put together was developed by the Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) centre in St. Kitts and across the Caribbean.
After the training, he told them that they could expected to go anywhere in the Caribbean and function, and be paid as a skilled persons.
“The training will last six months and at the end of the first three we do an evaluation and see how we are going,” observed Mr Daniel. “If we train for six months in doing anything consistently daily, weekly, at the end of the six months you just have to be good: There are no two ways about that. You will be very good.”
Mr. Daniel told the course participants that the idea of having them trained was to empower them to make money through their skills, and to lead decent lives. He however advised them against thinking that they are doing something less than other people because Nevis is a smaller place.
“Just to let you know that the same training manual that you have there is the same manual that is in St. Kitts, the same one used across the OECS, same one used across CARICOM, and when you get your training there are 91 countries where you can go to practise your craft,” concluded Mr Daniel.