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200 complete job training boot camp

-Premier Andrew A. Fahie says training will help maximise success rates on jobs
Over 200 registrants under Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) 1,000 Jobs in 1,000 Days Programme, benefited from mandator training under a workforce boot camp that was held at the Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium, HLSCC. Photo: Facebook/GIS
'The idea behind the Bootcamp was to create an environment to introduce the participants to tools that would create a better work culture, maximize their success rate at their new jobs and securing for them a level playing field where they all learned the same things at the same time. We succeeded,' the Premier Andrew A. Fahie said.
'The idea behind the Bootcamp was to create an environment to introduce the participants to tools that would create a better work culture, maximize their success rate at their new jobs and securing for them a level playing field where they all learned the same things at the same time. We succeeded,' the Premier Andrew A. Fahie said.
More than 200 persons registered with the 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days initiative launched on August 21, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
More than 200 persons registered with the 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days initiative launched on August 21, 2019. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Over 200 registrants under Premier Andrew A. Fahie (R1) 1000 Jobs in 1000 Days Programme, benefited from mandatory training under a workforce boot camp held at Eileene L. Parsons Auditorium at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) in Paraquita Bay, Tortola.

Premier Fahie in a media statement said the prospect employees dedicated themselves to the programme, which ran from 9:00am to 3:00pm from September 9 to September 13, 2019.

"The idea behind the boot camp was to create an environment to introduce the participants to tools that would create a better work culture, maximize their success rate at their new jobs and securing for them a level playing field where they all learned the same things at the same time. We succeeded," the Premier said.

The Premier noted that each day more participants showed up, "you could tell that the hand new “AHA moments”. Each day more hands raised with questions. Each day more participants requested to know the contact information for the presenters so they could contact them for additional help."

He said the training allowed the participants to grow in confidence, including learning how to seize the opportunity in one session and they put what they learned into practice immediately.

Armed for workforce 

"Now armed with their completion certificates, what they think is the end, is truly the beginning of the rest of their lives. They are ready to be placed at jobs, and beginning Monday 16th, the Department of Labour and Workforce Development will start to send their résumés to the employers who have listed their jobs with the programme," Hon Fahie noted.

He said interviews will start as early as the beginning of next week, where the first set of participants will start new jobs and find careers. 

Further, the Leader of Government business underscored, "I want to encourage each person registered in the programme to remember that things will take time, so rest if you must, but don’t quit. Your government will not give up on you, so don’t give up on yourselves."

He said with participants from Tortola, Virgin Gorda and Jost van Dyke having now completed the training, attention will now turned to Anegada via the virtual classroom series.

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