In education, a vocational skills training programme will get expanded as a construction certification programme is coming to Canaan.
The programme was was first held at the Roxoborough Trade Centre in January to allow skilled and non-skilled workers in the construction industry to become certified.
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles said the programme will also be available at the MIC Institute of Technology Training Centre in Canaan next month.
“We will be having two centres, one in the east and one in the west. And the programme of course we have begun in four industrials skills: masonry, carpentry, plumbing and electrical,” Charles said.
At Roxborough, 30 participants have already enrolled, with the programme open for a maximum of 60 students. The Chief Secretary said he would like to see more young people take advantage of these opportunities.
“I think I had called on previous occasions to encourage your brothers, your sisters, your nephews, your nieces, your uncles and so on, to be part of the programme.”
Fourteen participants of the programme completed Level I certification in June with the National Examination Council. The next batch of participants, will complete their programme this coming September.