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CAP certifies 85 with skills

Published:Monday | July 28, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Tamara McKayle - Contributed

Keisha Hill, Gleaner Writer

Eighty-five persons recently graduated from the Career Advancement Programme (CAP), jointly hosted by the Caribbean Maritime Institute and the Institute of International Recognised Qualifications. The CAP provides youth with a two-year Government-sponsored free education and training leading to the Human Employment And Resource Training Trust City & Guilds of London Certification in different skill areas such as construction, business, early childhood, engineering and more.

Keynote speaker, media producer and presenter, Tamara McKayle, focused on the importance of determination, hard work and purpose. She also shared the value in volunteerism, noting how as a student at the University of the West Indies, she utilised many of her weekends to assist students who were also a part of the group CAP facilitated at that time, through the NCB Foundation.

In January 2010, the Ministry of Education rolled out a multi-million dollar CAP to ensure that students leaving secondary school are literate and numerate, and have some form of technical and vocational qualification for post-secondary placement.