PR – Senior Management from the Division of Youth were brought up to speed on the progress made by participants of the soon to be launched Garment Production Cooperative.
The participants are all certified at CVQ and NVQ Levels one and two in accordance to approved standards by the National Trading Agency (NTA), in the areas of Garment Production and Fabric Design.
It was a show of team spirit, enthusiasm, talents and skills displayed among the participants as they presented some of their samples to those in attendance.
Permanent Secretary with responsibility for Youth Development, Norman Gilbert was high in praise of Government’s involvement in the initiative and is optimistic of the facility, soon be opened.
In commending the participants on their achievement, Gilbert alluded that huge sums of monies have been invested into the project, as Government have already been able to procure the necessary equipment and resources.
He further encouraged the participants to stick it out and to be off encouragement to their peers
“As a Ministry, we stand committed towards providing you with all the necessary support, so that you are able to become functional. We are also putting systems in place to have the physical structure ready, the Ministry has also procured, the machinery necessary. The overall aim is to become the number one factory producing garments throughout Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique”.
Perspective participants were given an opportunity to put into practice what they have acquire during the prior training.
They were each challenged to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the teams and outline the processes involved in the creation of one piece of school uniform.
In the interim, work continues on the facility located at Pearls, St. Andrew, which is intended to be home to the Garment production Cooperative.