Over 200 Hundred Individuals Graduate From a 4 week Youth Development Program

youth_development.jpgOver 200 individuals from across the island are expected to make a meaningful contribution to society and the country’s economy by extension, after graduating from a 4week training programme facilitated by the Youth Development Division.

The individuals who graduated from the youth development division’s 37th graduation ceremony on December 15th at the Arawak House of Culture were efficiently trained in the areas of computer literacy, construction, auto mechanic, woodwork, plumbing, arc welding, electrical wiring, leather and shoe repair and multimedia.

Chief Development Officer at the Youth Development Division, Mr Bernard Bontiff, told the graduands that every success in life is worth celebrating.

Honourable Norris Prevost, Parliamentary Representative for the Roseau Central Constituency, commended the government in seeking to establish a vibrant business centre in Dominica in order to provide employment for the youth.

“I hope that the government will look favorably into establishing a youth empowerment centre in the country,” said Mr Prevost.

While addressing the gathering, Honourable Justina Charles, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports highlighted government’s significant contribution to the education sector as she pledged their commitment to invest in the youth through the education system from early childhood all the way to tertiary education.

She said, “the government has gone beyond by providing support to the youth at these institutions and also caters to those who may have greater interest in developing their skills through the skills training program.”

Minister for Education, Honourable Petter Saint Jean commended the graduands whom he said are aspiring to take the country to the next level.

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