- Lone female excels in Electrical Installation programme.
Forty-one (41) Barticans beneficiaries received their certificates after completing another set of skills development courses offered by the Board of Industrial Training, Ministry of Labour.
The graduation ceremony was held on Friday, November 26, 2021 at the Bartica Secondary School Auditorium and was chaired by Public Relations Officer of BIT, Ms. Ayana George.
Those who attended the ceremony were Minister of Labour, Hon. Joseph Hamilton, Mayor of Bartica, Mr. Gifford Marshall, Regional Executive Officer, Mr. Kerwin Ward, Head Mistress of the Bartica Secondary School, Ms. Teeranie Gamell, Technical Officers, Mr. Joseph Barratt.
All in smiles the graduates’ received certificates in Garment Construction, Electrical Installation and Commercial Food Preparation that commenced in July and concluded in November, 2021. Opening the ceremony was, REO, Mr. Ward, who thanked the Board of Industrial Training for providing skills training, not just in the technical field but the domestic sector.
“We have come a long way and I am pleased to see young persons, older women and men are among the gathering of beneficiaries of the government’s plan to elevate the nation’s youths, the nation’s future,’ he said.
In his address, Minister Hamilton applauded the graduates for completing the programmes they pursued and stated it is mandatory that persons who start BIT programmes, must complete same and will be placed on the list to do future courses.
“My team and I have travelled the length and breadth of Guyana and only in July we visited the region to introduce our programmes for the people, many applied from Bartica and surrounding villages but today, those who are receiving their certificates, not to yourself, you are equipped with a skill that will help you generate an income to provide for your household,’ the minister stated.
Further, the minister stressed that come next year, more programmes will be on the created to empower women from all walks of life, since they are the gender that needs a seat at the table just like the masculine gender.
Out of the forty-one graduates, eighteen (18) completed Commercial Food Preparation, fifteen (15) completed Garment Construction and eight (8) in Electrical Installation. In the coming week, a total if one hundred and forty-seven (147) youths from region nine, will be graduating from another set of BIT’s programme.
PC: Department of Public Information (DPI).
(Board of Industrial Training, Public Relations Department).