Nevis Students In Trinidad
June 06, 2008
Minister of Social Transformation in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) Hon. Hensley Daniel, in a televised interview on NTV’s Channel 8 on June 04, 2008, spoke of the importance of training on his return from a recent trip to Trinidad, where he met with residents of Nevis who were undergoing skills-training there, courtesy of the NIA.
Minister Daniel said the initiative by the Administration was part of its quest to promote and facilitate personal development of the people of Nevis.
“Education and training represent our first priority, our second priority and our third priority,” he said.
Mr. Daniel highlighted that such development could reap great benefits for the trainees and hoped that others would be encouraged to do the same.
“These young men and women are going to be in a position to become entrepreneurs and that is something that we are pushing as well and they are going to be in a position to raise their self esteem. When you are trained and you are competent in some area, it raise feelings of self worth and builds your confidence and puts them in a position to be role models for other young people,” Mr. Daniel said.
According to the Minister, the team of 17, which consisted of 16 males and one female, were currently being trained in construction and its allied professions as well as in auto-mechanics.
“In discussions with them, they are very, very happy with the course that is being offered to them. We have trainees in electrical engineering, training in masonry, carpentry and training in auto-mechanics and plumbing and all of these are critical skills needed to underlay the economic and social development of Nevis,” Minister Daniel said.