122 Corentyne youths graduate from BIT programmes

The Ministry of Labour’s Board of Industrial Training (BIT) Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme on Tuesday graduated another batch of youths in a variety of skill sets.

During the graduation ceremony of the 122 youths in Corentyne Region Six, Labour Minister, Joseph Hamilton, M.P commended the batch on their achievement.

Minister of Labour, Joseph Hamilton with a graduate

“There is no time for skylarking. You have to do everything possible for your development and the development of your community and your country. You should be proud of yourself that you can say at least, I started something and I finished it, that’s a very positive thing. The certificate is just a piece of paper, it is the attitude, it is what you do with the talent after the certificate. It is how you see yourself progressing and developing,” he said.

BIT offers technical and vocational courses tailored to meet the economic needs of the regions. Programmes offered include cosmetology, heavy-duty equipment, garment construction, Information and Communications Technology, general building construction, small engine repairs and more.

Minister Hamilton highlighted the importance of being multi-skilled as Guyana is experiencing steadfast economic growth.

BIT Chairman, David Armogan with a graduate

“One talent and one skill person will not be able to survive the world in the next five to ten years. You have to be multi-skilled and multi-talented; you have to be prepared for the world so if a door is closed you can walk into another door because you have another skill, you have another talent.”

BIT Chairman, David Armogan shared similar sentiments.

“This graduation ceremony is very significant for us in this region because the whole idea behind training our people is to ensure that they possess the requisite skill that will be needed by industries and other areas of development.”

A section of the gathering at the BIT graduation in Region Six

Data collected by BIT shows women dominating traditionally male dominated courses. Of the 122 graduates, 68 are women. 

Meanwhile, the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF) continues to collaborate with BIT in aiding human resource development.


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