Youth Development Ministry launches automotive servicing initiative program

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Youth Development Ministry launches automotive servicing initiative program

The Ministry of Youth Development and National Service (MYDNS) launched the Project Drive: An Automotive Servicing Initiative Programme on Tuesday 18th April, 2023 at NESC Woodford Lodge Campus. This programme will be administered to 100 youths between 18 and 35 years old, in partnership with the NESC Technical Institute, and will promote employability and entrepreneurship through technical, vocational training.

Minister of Youth Development and National Service, Foster Cummings, in his feature address stated, “It is held that when young people fail to realise their fullest potential, this undermines their future capabilities as adults.” Minister Cummings, emphasised the commitment of his Ministry and the importance of ensuring the holistic development of our nation’s youth.

This automotive programme focuses on providing participants with the knowledge, skills and training necessary to perform preventative maintenance; diagnose and repair mechanical and electrical malfunctions and will also feature courses such as, Financial Management and National Pride.

Project Drive will be conducted across three (3) NESC Campuses located at Woodford Lodge, Point Lisas and Ste. Madeleine.

Permanent Secretary, MYDNS, Mr. Farook Hosein, Director Youth Affairs, MYDNS Mr. Sean Ramrattan, Ms. Indra Ramkissoon, Dean at the School of Continuing Education, NESC and Chairman at the Vehicle Management Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago Limited (VMCOTT) Lieutenant Colonel Neil Bennett were also in attendance and delivered remarks.