More than 100 students graduated as the GuySuCo Training Centre and the Board of Industrial Training partnered to implement the National Training Project for Youth Empowerment
Some 118 young people comprising the 5th cohort of students of Region 5 and 6 have been successful in the National Training Project for Youth Empowerment (NTPYE) offered at the GuySuCo Training Centre and accredited by the Board of Industrial Training.
The January 27, 2017 Graduation exercise raised celebrations to another level of competitiveness with the introduction/launch of a Cash Incentive/Merit Award to the Best Graduating Student/Valedictorian of each batch.
While proud parents and other well-wishers applauded the successful achievement of the more than 100 graduates of the six month programme which got started in April of 2016, former Manager of the Training Centre, over the period May 2005 through 2010, Mr L.D. Persaud, under whose brainchild the programme was launched and had returned under tragic circumstances, was among the list of well wishers of the programme.
“Congratulations to you and I am happy to launch this financial presentation to the Best Graduating Student. May you all see this as the first phase of your academic achievement and be encouraged to take advantage of job opportunities available, an mastering them to be known and recognized,” said Mr. Persaud before making his presentation to Supervisory Management Graduate, Mr. Jermaine Subryan.
Of the graduates, five were certified in Basic Fitting and Machining; 20 in Electrical Installation; 22 each in Motor Vehicle Servicing and Repairs and Refrigeration; 16 in Welding and Fabrication and 33 in Supervisory Management.
Best Performance Prizes were also awarded to students Keeon Playter, Zackir Ally, Ryan Sankar, Ronald Cozier, Deodat Chanraram and Jermaine Subryan for excelling in the six subject areas offered.
Speakers at the event included: Chairman of the Board of Industrial Training Chairman Mr. Clinton Williams, Member of Parliament, Charandass Persaud; the Feature Address was delivered by Mr. Keith Scott - Junior Minister of Social Protection, there was certainly more to internalize as GUYSUCO Training Centre prepares to launch its 6th batch before the end of the first quarter, 2017.
Let the central message which seemed to permeate remarks and even the feature addresses to students remain pivotal through the year as we all endeavour to “Stand up and be counted among those who will continuously take advantage of opportunities available; never stop reading and studying as you embark on a mission of giving back to the country of your birth.”