According to an official release, a total of 60 youth will be trained in four technical and vocational areas for a total of 12 weeks. The four training areas are Landscaping, Bar Tending, Maintenance and Housekeeping.
DSC states further that in addition to the technical skills, participants will learn many life skills including how to prepare reports, how to search the internet for information, how to solve basic numerical problems, how to communicate more effectively, how to serve customers well, and how to critically analyse information.
The project is funded by the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the Canadian Department for Foreign Affairs Trade and Development (DFATD) and the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN).
The project is administered by CARICOM – Education for Employment (C-EFE) and delivered by the DSC in partnership with College of the Rockies (COTR) of Canada.The project is also supported by a number of institutions nationally, regionally, internationally.
COTR and NSCC staff have been working with DSC staff to prepare curriculum and train internal and external facilitators to deliver the courses beginning 18th January 2016.All the courses are said to be at Level 1 of the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ), and officials of the DSC say the goal is to guide each participant to achieve CVQ Level 1 in at least one component.