About 40 young men and women will soon commence their training to qualify for their Heavy Duty License under the Ministry of Youth’s Next Steps Training Initiative Drive and Work Programme.
On February 9, the participants engaged in an orientation session at the Ministry’s Sky Mall, Haggat Hall office. While addressing the participants, Youth Projects Coordinator David Denny, reaffirmed the Ministry’s plan to continue to support young jobseekers through access to certified training, as well as work preparation ‘soft’ skills.
As part of the programme, the 40 Drive and Work participants participated in a two-day interactive workshop during the week of February 20th, which covered topics of team building, work ethics and etiquette, time management and communication.
These sessions were facilitated by the Youth Development Programme’s, Employability Unit. Each participant will receive two hours of weekly driving practice for a minimum of three months. Following his presentation, driving instructor Matthew Gittens gave participants a tour and brief demonstration of the ins and outs of the vehicle.