Presentation For Skills Development Programme

April 22, 2019

Last week, Premier David Burt and his family joined participants of the Government Park’s Departments Skills Development Programme for a presentation at Clifton, the Premier’s residence.

Clifton is one of the areas the participants are responsible for. The Premier presented the participants with certificates and a stipend for their participation.

Skills Development Presentation Bermuda April 2019 (1)

Premier Burt said: “This is an excellent training programme and has been very successful. My family and I have gotten to see the progress and development of these participants and we are truly impressed with their work. I encourage other young people to take advantage of the opportunity to join the Skills Development Programme and develop skills that will lead to meaningful employment.”

The Skills Development Programme is a training and development opportunity for young people between the ages of 19 – 25 who are interested in learning about horticultural and the trade of landscaping. The program is led by Roger Parris and Sam Santucci of the Department of Parks, in partnership with the Garden Club of Bermuda.

Skills Development Presentation Bermuda April 2019 (2)

The training course includes ten modules which have verbal and hands on assessments at the end of each module to ensure the participant has learned the material. Examples of the modules are;

  • Plant pruning
  • Pest management
  • Plant identification
  • Spraying
  • Propagation
  • Ground Preparation and planting
  • Hand tools
  • Operation and maintenance of small equipment

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This initiative is supported by numerous Government departments, the Bermuda Industrial Union, Court Services and various community agencies to provide this unique, innovative curriculum of hands-on training for young Bermudians to develop useful skills in horticulture and landscaping, including CPR, Health & Safety – skills that will equip them to make positive lifestyle changes and ultimately become contributing members of our Island community.

The Participants:

  • Malachi Wales
  • Kurt Scott
  • Andrew Arorash
  • Justin Ingemann
  • Eric O’ Conner
  • Shannon Mello
  • Tariqah Walikraam
  • Percy Smith
  • Robert Holdipp
  • Antoine Williams
  • Charles Fox
  • Lo’ Torean Durrant
  • Toni Ingemann
  • Shelton Baker

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  1. jobs says:

    I wonder are they now qualified this program been going on for over 6 years under both governments can anyone answer why their skills have not reduced the work permit numbers the BIU is behinnd this as well someone must have the answers