Resources and Media: News Release: General Business

Trinidad and Tobago's labour force enriched by World Skills Competition 2012

(R) Senator The Honourable Fazal Karim presents a token of appreciation to President of invesTT Mr. Kelvin Mahabir as a Platinum Sponsor for the WorldSkills Trinidad & Tobago 2012 Competition




invesTT continues to build upon the nation’s human resource capacity through its recent partnership with the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training as one of the platinum sponsors of WorldSkills Trinidad and Tobago 2012. Hosted by the National Training Agency (NTA), WorldSkills Trinidad and Tobago 2012 is a prestigious skills and technical competition which promotes traditional trade and craft skills along with newer technology-based, multi-skilled vocations. It represents a unique opportunity for the showcasing of T&T’s skilled resources, by providing a competitive platform through which T&T’s existing competency standards can be evaluated and compared to that of world-class competency standards within the industrial, trade and service sectors.

This partnership provides invesTT with the opportunity to partner with this country’s major training institutions such as the NTA, Youth Training and Employment Programme (YTEPP), College of Science Technology and Applied Arts (COSTATT)The University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) to develop invesTT’s non-energy priority sectors for investment, as well as develop the skill level of our citizens - all essential contributors to the economic diversification and sustainability of T&T. Throughout the life of the competition from July to October 2012, invesTT will be providing internship opportunities as well as grants for winners to further develop their skills. invesTT’s drive to build the nation’s human resource capacity in various fields is of great benefit to investors seeking a skilled labour force to set up operations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Click here for more information on Trinidad and Tobago.