PR – Twenty-Five men who participated in a recent safety at sea training, in Trinidad and Tobago, are now fully certified.
The Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW) training was held from March 9th-17th, 2020.
It covered several areas including basic marine safety training, firefighting, first aid, personal survival techniques personal safety and social responsibility.
The training falls under the Ministry of Youth Development, Sports, Culture and the Arts list of initiatives and was held at Caribbean Fisheries Training & Development Institute.
Minister for Youth Development, Sports, Culture & the Arts Hon. Norland Cox, congratulated the men on their accomplishment and urged them to make full use of the certification.
“We have invested in you to ensure that you receive the necessary capacity, to return to Grenada and contribute to the country’s overall development”.
The training and certification was done in accordance with the International Maritime Organization (IMO) standards.
Permanent Secretary w.r.f Youth Development Mr. Norman Gilbert, said government continues to live up to its mandate of providing necessary training to aid in the development of young people.
“After realizing there are young men who work tirelessly on the seas and they are not certified, the ministry had to do something about this”.
The first cohort of S.T.C.W training was conducted in 2019.
These 25 young men were chosen from over one hundred and fifty applicants. The Ministry congratulates them and wishes them success in their endeavors.