The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (NGC) has continuously demonstrated its commitment to the key role that corporate T&T can play in athlete success by building a strong support system for track and field. For this reason, NGC has signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT), to implement a scholarship programme for the Tier I student-athletes of NGC/NAAATT Youth Elite Programme (YEP) who are interested in pursuing a tertiary education at the university.
The scholarships, which will be funded by NGC, will cover all costs associated with YEP athletes’ course of studies as well as other aspects of their athletic preparation and training. The MOA essentially establishes a formal relationship between NGC and UTT, where UTT will provide education, accommodation and training facilities for YEP athletes.
Beyond the opportunity to advance their education within any programme of study they choose, the athletes are also expected to benefit from UTT’s own strategic partnerships, with and access to international networks and federations that are involved in the world of athletics. The MOA aims to leverage Trinidad and Tobago’s local resources, talent, capabilities and facilities, while facilitating opportunity for exposure to regional and international sporting competitions.