- Graduation ceremony was held for 114 persons who completed TVET Programme offered by BIT.
Guyana’s labour force moves up the ladder and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) is doing what it takes to contribute to national development, through offering Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes to the citizens of Guyana.
A graduation ceremony was held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, certifying 114 persons from Region Four in Cosmetology, Interior Deocration, Commercial Food Preparation, Joinery, Computer Programming and Drone Surveillance.
Out of the batch of recipients, employees from the Guyana Defense Force (GDF), Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GHPC), Civil Defense Commission (CDC) and the Ministries of Education and Agriculture participated in Drone Surveillance to better their abilities on the job, such as, accessing places where stationary cameras are prohibited, snap pictures of an incident, monitor farmlands and sea defense areas.
Attending the graduation ceremony were CEO of BIT, Mr. Richard Maughn, Senior Technical Officer, Mr. Leon Greaves and Hon. Joseph Hamilton, Minister of Labour, among other officials of the Labour Ministry.
The graduates were not short of words of encouragement and were all told that they were given a chance to elevate their lives, whether where they worked or for those who are desirous to becoming entrepreneurs.
In his address, Minister Hamilton explained that his mandate is to see women pursue more technical courses, and not leave it all to the men to do. He explained that the bit, will take every opportunity when reaching out to persons to pursue programmes, will at the same time empower young girls and women to go for the courses that will raise their incomes.
“Ladies, you must think outside the box, I am not saying Cosmetology and Cooking is not important but we at the ministry understand the importance of women going after courses like, Heavy Duty Equipment Operation, since it is lucrative. The Board of Industrial Training will not bar anyone from doing two courses after completing one, but persons must understand when they apply it’s a process and there are hundreds of applicants applying. “
For the year, more than 750 persons received certificates in various courses offered by the agency. These programmes commenced in 2021 in regions 1,2,3,4,5,6, and 10.