One Hundred and Twenty- One (121) beneficiaries in the Upper Corentyne District, Region Six received certification in Commerical Food Preparation, Motor Vehicle Repairs, AC Repairs and Refrigeration, Electrical Installation, Information Technology, Cosmetology, Welding and Fabrication and Auto Electrican programme, on Tuesday, November 22,2022.
The graduation held at the Upper Corentyne Industrial Training Centre was attended by Minister of Labour, Hon. Joseph Hamilton, Chairman of Board of Industrial Training, Mr. David Armogan, Chief Executive Officer, Board of Industrial Training, Mr. Richard Maughn, Corriverton, Deputy Mayor, Mr. Imran Amin, Senior Technical Officer, Board of Industrial Training, Mr. Bevon Shepherd, Human Resource Officer, Board of Industrial Training, Ms. Melinda Kelly, Minister’s Personal Assistant, Ms. Rosannah Allie among other officials.
Chairman of BIT, Mr. Armogan applauded the graduates for successfully completing their respective vocational and technical programmes, despite challenges they may have faced. The journey, he told them will now allow enhance their chances of become gainful employed as they have access to more opportunities unlike the previous generation.
As such, Mr. Armogan implore them to explore other avenues to further advance their life skill.
Minister Hamilton, in brief remark, said that since assuming office in August 2022, the ministry recognised training programmes were only administered those the coast land. A direction, which has been changed to ensure Guyanese across the country gain equal learning opportunities as outlined in the PPP/C Government’s manifesto promise.
So far, the agency’s reach in Guyana over the last two year has been tremendous and one which will continue through partnerships to meet the country’s skills gap, according to the Labour Minister.
With this in mind, Minister Hamilton encouraged more women to take advantage of male-dominated skills training being facilitated by BIT, especially since today’s ceremony present more than 50 per cent female graduates.
Additionally in Orealla/Siparuta, Region Six, One Hundred (100) beneficiaries are pursuing skills training in Joinery, Commercial Food Preparation, Arts and Fabrication programmes to soon host their very own graduation ceremony.
(Board of Industrial Training| Public Relations Department)