23rd August, 2019
The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC), in collaboration with Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP) Limited and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), hosted a graduation ceremony on August 23 rd 2019, celebrating 138 members of five Police Youth Clubs (PYCs), who participated in special vacation vocational training over the holidays. Delivered by YTEPP and sponsored by NGC, the programmes included hair-braiding and weaving, barbering, electrical installation and introductory electronics. Participants of the programmes were attached to NGC-sponsored PYCs in Couva, Penal, La Brea, Laventille Road and Mayaro.
The programme ran for the July-August vacation period, and saw approximately 138 young nationals, ranging from ages 12 to 25 years, registered for the various YTEPP vocational skills training programmes. It placed focus on the possible future career opportunities for the young persons who are the members of these PYCs. It also provided an opportunity for young people to become part of a skilled workforce in a society where there is a lack of professional tradesmen/women. It is envisioned that this programme can provide these young persons with the skills required to explore entrepreneurial opportunities as a means toward generating income sustainably.