The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry announced today [Sept 16] that several local businesses, including a hotel, have expressed an interest in hiring trainees of the Nail Technician Programme, once the students have finished the certification programme.
Last month the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Patrice Minors launched the Nail Technician Programme, an initiative in partnership with the National Training Board, the Bermuda College’s Professional and Career Education Division or PACE, and industry partners.
The programme is currently training 12 young women in the skills and competencies required to work as nail technicians. Classes began at the Bermuda College on September 4 and end December 21.
At the time of the original announcement, Minister Minors confirmed that Face and Body Shop will hire graduates of the certification programme. And today the Ministry confirmed that at least five other local businesses including Rosewood Tucker’s Point have also expressed a keen interest in discussing employment opportunities with the graduates once their courses are complete.
Of the development, Minister Minors said today, “This is tremendously good news and its very heartening to see local businesses stepping up to support our young Bermudians in this way.
“We have had extensive discussions and consultation with experienced cosmologists in our local industry and they have all indicated that there is a need for highly skilled Bermudians in this field. So it is very gratifying to see employers playing their part by helping to get Bermudians back to work, and I want to publicly commend them for their dedication and commitment.”
The nail technician programme is the second job training initiative unveiled by the Minister in the past month. It was roughly five weeks ago that the Ministry sponsored the training of 18 young Bermudian men to travel overseas to receive their Level 5 Drywall Certification.
Minister Minors concluded, “The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, is making tangible efforts to provide fair opportunities for Bermudians by creating and implementing programmes to enhance their ability to become economically stable.
“And we are very pleased that we have the help of our private sector partners in these very worthwhile endeavours, because together we are demonstrating that we are standing up for Bermudians.”
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