This aspect of our training positions young persons, 15 to 35 years of age, to acquire entry level skills, become successful business owners or increase their marketability. Training is holistic in scope and provides vocational skills training, counselling support and training in life skills as it attempts to help young people, by developing their technical, behavioral and entrepreneurial skills.
YTEPP’s Youth Training provides quality and relevant education and training. The intention is to produce graduates who are capable of performing in the workplace in keeping with occupational standards. The thrust is to provide the graduate with employable skills in preparation for both wage and self-employment.
The core components of the Youth Training curriculum are vocational skills and career enhancement, complemented by micro-entrepreneurship. The integrated training curriculum provides a range of life and job skills, including preparation for the world of work, counselling and career guidance, attitudinal and personal development (confidence and self-esteem) and small business management skills.
Youth Training exposes participants to Level 1 (semi-skilled) training in several occupational areas over a 6-month period (in the case of NEC courses) and a 9-month period (in the case of CVQ courses). Certifications for courses are through the National Examination Council (NEC) and the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) which is issued by the National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago.