11th July, 2019
NGC has fostered a relationship with the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) since its adoption of Police Youth Clubs (PYCs) in 2013. With youth empowerment and development being a major focal point of NGC’s CSR portfolio, the Company determined that the PYCs were a perfect fit for support, on account of the important work being done by the Clubs to expose our youth, especially in disadvantaged communities, to positive influences and avenues for growth. The indisputable link between youth advancement and national development makes this partnership a solid investment in the country’s future.
On July 11th, 2019 this partnership was strengthened when NGC signed a contract with Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP) Limited for the sponsorship of a vocational skills training programme for members of the five NGC-sponsored Police Youth Clubs, which are Couva, Penal, La Brea, Laventille Road and Mayaro. This realignment of NGC’s support of PYC’s represents a considerable change in focus of NGC support and allows for an enhancement of the programme to encourage sustainability. The programme will run for the July-August vacation period, and will see approximately 150 PYC members, ranging from ages from 12 to 25 years of age, registered for various YTEPP vocational skills training programmes.