PHILIPSBURG–Fifty-two persons have registered and shown interest in pursuing technical and vocational courses being executed by the Trinidad-based MIC Institute of Technology in conjunction with the National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA).
The courses are being held to help persons acquire skills needed to help in the reconstruction sector in St. Maarten.
Labour Minister Emil Lee disclosed the registration details during the Council of Ministers press briefing on Wednesday. The courses being offered include masonry, plumbing, carpentry, electrical installation, welding and general property maintenance.
“Fifty-two persons registered and showed interest in participating. The ministry is continuing with the training exercises and educational support for people who are interested in working in the reconstruction economy,” Lee said.
Lee said the ministry will continue to offer trainings and skill-building programmes for persons who have an interest in the field.
Former Education Minister Jorien Wuite had first announced the courses in January. At that time government was offering persons interested in joining the building construction sector to register to follow a six-month training in Trinidad to become a certified tradesman. The Division for Study Financing, the Department of Youth of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and The Department of Labour Affairs and Social Services of the Ministry of Public Health, Social Development and Labour VSA had teamed up with the MIC Institute of Technology in Trinidad for the courses.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/78792-52-register-for-mic-it-courses