Technical and Enhancement Project in Penville comes to an End
The Penville Primary School, on Wednesday August 14th, hosted a graduation ceremony, to mark the closing of Penville’s Technical and Education Enhancement Project.
The project which was conducted by the Penville Village Council in collaboration with the BNTF and Adult Education was implemented on January 14th and ended in mid-April.
51 persons registered for the program; however, 39 completed the course.
The course covered topics including; tiling, electricity, masonry, carpentry, plumbing, computer maintenance, mathematics and financial management.
Chairman of the Penville Village Council, Mr. Justin Dubois, said the course period was a challenging one, but individuals’ hard work paid off.
He added that the proposal was targeted mainly towards students who dropped out of school, with the aim of empowering the young people in the Penville Community.
Mrs. Carol White, Coordinator of the Educational Program, in her overview of the program, stated after approval was granted for the project, the machinery was put in place for implementation.
However, before this phase of the project could begin, preparatory work had to be conducted in order to have a more effective program.
Honourable Reginald Austrie, Acting Prime Minister at the event, said this was a great opportunity for the participants. They are now certified in various skills, and should commend the Penville Village Council for this initiative.