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From left are, CEO of BIT, Mr. Richard Maughn, Jonathan Ramsuchit, Minister of Labour, Hon. Joseph Hamilton, Onika Ramsuchit and Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Manzoor Nadir.
A batch of the Heavy-Duty Equipment Operation with officials at the graduation ceremony.
Speaker of the National Assembly, Hon. Manzoor Nadir presenting a certificate to one of the beneficiairies.
Minister of Labour, Hon. Joseph Hamilton presenting a trophy to one of the beneficiairies.
CEO of the Board of Industrial Training, Mr. Richard Maughn presenting a certificate to one of the beneficiairies.
Chairman of the Baord of Industrial Training, Mr. David Armogan presenting a certificate to one of the beneficiairies.
BIT’s Senior Finanacial Officer, Mr. Darren Torrington presenting a certificate to ine of the beneficiaries.


Steve, Onica and Jonathan Ramsuchit is a family from New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six). The father, mother and son trio, were in smiles on Friday, September 3, 2021, as they received their certificates after completing a Heavy-Duty Equipment Operation program offered by the Ministry of Labour, through the Board of Industrial Training.

In a brief interview with the family at the graduation ceremony, held at Outback Adventure, Gangaram Canje, the mother Onica Ramsuchit, told BIT, her husband was unable to attend the graduation but herself and son could not have missed the celebration of such a wonderful achievement.

The woman further added, that her husband was the first person in the family who heard about the training and took the opportunity to get the rest of the household registered. She added, at first, she thought, it was a waste of time and what can the Heavy-Duty Equipment Ooeration course do for her as a woman.

However, her thought was short lived, after her husband and son’s persistence won her over, which followed her signing up for the programme. The excited Onica, said she has no regrets and herself, husband and son will use their skills received, thanks to the Ministry of Labour and the Board of Industrial Training as another business venture. She explained the family already owns a small business but due to the pandemic things took a sour turn but thanks to the head of her home, his passion for self- growth, led them to becoming certified Heavy-Duty Equipment Operators, as a family.

Speaking to her son Jonathan, the young man extended thanks to the Government of Guyana and his parents for leading him into the right direction which will pave the way for him to pursue his future goals. He added what made him feel extra special at the graduation, is the time government ministers took to be a part of the ceremony, share encouraging words and interacted with himself and fellow beneficiaries.

This Jonathan said, shows, besides the programs being free, the government still shows interest and see the importance of youths completing the programs as a success and a plus to the development of the economy.

A total of 281 beneficiaries received their certificates in courses, such as, Cosmetology, Information Technology, Catering and Cake Decoration, Auto Electrician, Garment Construction, Boa Building, Welding and Fabrication and Heavy -Duty Equipment Operation.

(Board of Industrial Training, Public Relations Department).