The Ministry of Labour will soon begin training in various fields under the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) programme in Paruima, Region Seven.
The Ministry is currently finalising the procurement of equipment and materials to facilitate the training. This is according to Region Seven’s Parliamentary representative, Lee Williams.
According to Williams, training will be provided in four areas, namely: garment factory, catering, wood works, and small engine repair. He noted that training is being provided in these four areas since these were the areas of interest for beneficiaries.
“The good thing about this programme, for example, if you are doing catering, the Ministry or the Board of Industrial training provides the equipment for the young people and at the end of the training whatever you used it belongs to you now so you can start your small business,” he added.
Williams said the move to have the training within the village is one welcomed by the residents since they no longer have to travel long distances to access skill training.
“The young people now have the opportunity to take the training right there; they don’t have to come out to GTI or GITC.”
Furthermore, Williams noted the training would also be taken to other villages in Region Seven. Still, he urged the participants to tap into trade programmes they are interested in and one they see as potentially profitable.