The Technical Vocational Education and Training programme of the Ministry of Education will be further boosted with the launching today of the Heavy Duty Equipment Maintenance Level 3 Programme.
A release from the Ministry of Education said that the new programme was launched at the Linden Technical Institute (LTI). Deputy Principal (ag) of the LTI Hector Anthony, said that the purpose of the programme is to train lecturers from associated institutions to acquire knowledge and skills at a higher level.
The programme is being facilitated in collaboration with the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) out of Trinidad and Tobago and the Organisation of American States (OAS).
According to Assistant Chief Education Officer (Technical), Patrick Chinedu Onwuzirike, one outcome of the programme will be the needs of farmers being addressed in terms of having qualified men and women to repair and maintain their heavy-duty equipment.