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Aug 9, 2021

Skills Training for School Dropouts

Kevin Bernard

Young people drop out of school for a variety of reasons, but the Department of Youth Services is hoping its entrepreneurship and on-the-job training programs can help some of these youths who have left the education system, get some skills training that will help them get a job.  According to Minister Kevin Bernard, some one hundred and fifty youths will be engaged in programs in the coming weeks.


Kevin Bernard, Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance

“If you look at the mile twenty-one facility that offers training, we want by September that we can start with a hundred and fifty young people. I know that through the Department, and we will be mentioning it shortly, we have assisted about fifty young people with scholarship programs through the Department of Youth Services. Thankfully, the Director has been able to reach out, through the business community, to assist some of these young people. The entrepreneurship and on the job training that we want as well is to get these young people to come in, learn something, but not only to come in and get a certificate.  I keep on repeating; when they leave we want them to be marketable out there. We want them to be employable.”

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