National Training Agency to start Cohort #7

NEW COHORT – Naomi Lady Wallace-Whitfield, Acting Chairman of the NTA Board, is seen with Office Manager, Donald Glass, Senior Clerk/ Receptionist, Darriel Higgs and trainees in the program. (Photo courtesy of NTA)

The National Training Agency will commence Cohort #7 in Grand Bahama at 9:00 a. m. on Tuesday, June 12 at the Ruby Swiss Restaurant.

The two-phase program began in Grand Bahama in 2014 and covers a four-week classroom training (Mandatory Workforce Prep), and a 60-hour Internship period, during which the Trainees receive hands-on experience in the various fields. After the completion of the training, the participants receive certificates at a graduation ceremony.

To date, over 400 young people in Grand Bahama have benefitted from this vital job preparation program having been trained by companies in the Industrial sector, hospitality, telecommunications, auto service and care, government agencies and the Grand Bahama Port Authority.

Many graduates of the program obtain employment at companies, who view the agency as a go-to agency for qualified and competent young staff.

Gadville McDonald, NTA Executive Director, said that he is pleased that the Agency is providing opportunities through local businesses for young Bahamians to prepare for and establish themselves in, careers.

“We are grateful to the business community for partnering with us to give our young people that impetus needed to enter the job market and have promising careers. It is our intention to continue in this vein, expand our program and provide other opportunities for career advancement for our Trainees,” he concluded.
Interested persons may register at the office located on the second floor of the National Insurance Board Complex. Registration closes on Monday, June 11.

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