Overwhelming response from Linden youths for electrical installation course
DPI, Guyana, Friday, October 12, 2018
More than 50 young males from the communities of Block 22 and One-Mile Extension, flocked the Bayroc Community Centre Ground, Linden to be enrolled as participants of an introductory electrical installation course that is being sponsored by the Ministry of the Presidency.
Upon its six weeks completion, the participants will learn the basics of electrical installation such as circuit building, conduction and insulation of electricity and very importantly, safety awareness in the field. They will also be presented with a certificate which they can use to enrol into an advanced programme.
Facilitator of the programme, Dexter Bellamy noted that the course is the perfect start to a six months advance course being offered by the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) or at any technical institution.
Bellamy said the introductory course lays the foundation for a promising career in the field. “It is important that they realise they are not electricians but will be considered apprentices. It is a very good start for an introductory programme that will further direct them into the requisite advance programmes.”
He lauded the overwhelming response shown by the youths who keep increasing in their numbers every day. “It is a very good initiative, every day the youths keep coming, sometimes three and four come one day and are added,” he related.
Bellamy is hoping that the Ministry of the Presidency continues to facilitate the programme and widens its scope so that youths from other communities across Linden can also benefit.
Story and Image: Vanessa Braithwaite.