BIT extends training opportunities to Aishalton youths

GINA, GUYANA, Monday, May 29, 2017

Eleven (11) persons from Aishalton, Region Nine, recently graduated from the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) after completing training in plumbing.

Assistant Chief Occupational Safety and Health Officer within the Ministry of Social Protection, Lydia Greene, Aishalton Toshao , Douglas Casimero, Chief Executive Office of BIT, Maria Khelawan, graduates of Aishalton, BIT representatives and trainers.

Assistant Chief Occupational Safety and Health Officer within the Ministry of Social Protection Lydia Greene, urged the graduates to use their skills they attained to develop themselves and community.

“You are not just graduates, you are now leaders. I personally challenge you to be energetic in your job, in your families and your communities, to make your village and country the best place it can be,” Greene added.

Greene noted that the implementation of the various programmes which have been conducted by BIT cannot be underestimated, as not only the individuals have benefitted, but also the entire family unit. “Each of you is now a role model to your community,” said Greene.

Greene charged the graduates to keep working to reach the top of the ladder of success.

“Graduates, my charge to you today, is to exhibit good character as you scale the ladder of success. The sky is the limit for your potential in achieving a brilliant future,” Greene further explained.

Aishalton’s toshao, Douglas Casimero, expressed gratitude for the government’s commitment in empowering the youths and the village is

The graduates at the BIT graduation ceremony in Aishalton

proud of their accomplishment.

“We are all proud of you as we are here to witness your graduating ceremony. As I would have said earlier, we are very pleased for the partnership between the Government of Guyana and the village council of Aishalton with special focus on youth empowerment. And this I would like to stress and emphasise is something we welcome with open arms,” Casimero added.

BIT has trained over 1600 youths in the areas of engineering and building-masonry and carpentry, information and communication technology, forestry, home economics and health services.



By: Delon Sancho


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