The Ministry of Labour in partnership with the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) will be implementing programmes aimed at retraining retirees and persons with disabilities (PWDs) in various fields.
Minister Joseph Hamilton, made this announcement in his address to Councillors of the Regional Democratic Council (RDC) and Linden Town Council of Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region Ten).
The Minister has authorised the BIT to create programmes targeting retirees interested in returning to the workforce. Training will also be offered to persons with disabilities to tap into their skills and talents.
“We cannot talk about development and not pay attention to [persons with disabilities]. We want to do training programmes beyond what we are used to,” Minister Hamilton said.
He called on the RDC to assist the Ministry by recommending persons for the training. The training is part of the Government’s overall efforts to ensure that there is a skilled workforce in every region.