AIRPORT–Eight men from St. Maarten recently completed their six-month training in construction programmes at MIC Institute of Technology in Trinidad and Tobago, returned to the island on Wednesday, and were welcomed by Minister of Education Culture, Youth and Sport Wycliffe Smith at Princess Juliana International Airport (PJIA).
The programme was a collaborative effort of the Department of Youth, the Study Financing Division and the Department of Labour and Social Affairs. Trainees earned their MIC-IT certifications in plumbing, electrical installation, masonry and carpentry.
MIC Institute of Technology held a small graduation ceremony on Monday, October 29, for the St. Maarten men who successfully completed their six-month specialised training in Building Construction Technology Level 11.
Speaking at the ceremony, Workforce Development Centre Manager Deshaun David congratulated and commended the trainees. The graduates were encouraged to utilise and embrace their skills to their full potential and maintain their fellowship.
Graduates Emran Charles and Wilfred Dunker spoke on behalf of the students, expressing their gratitude to their MIC-IT Instructors.
MIC-IT will continue to collaborate with National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) in the training of 97 residents in construction programmes. The government and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport work with the NIPA board to have these programmes fully integrated into the certified training programmes available locally.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/82201-smith-welcomes-back-vocational-graduates