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Over 200 trainees recently completed NTA’s workforce preparation: Skills training comes next
Sep 1, 2017 - 3:05:26 PM

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Nassau The Bahamas - The National Training Agency (NTA) completed its 4-week signature Mandatory Workforce Preparation Training (a series of soft skills/workplace dynamics sessions) for its 8th cohort on August 24, 2017.   Over 200 Bahamians between the ages of 16 and 26 are enrolled, and will continue on to 10 weeks of Skills Training as of September 4, 2017.
Trainees are divided into 11 disciplines which include: Allied Health Care, Butler Services, Food & Beverage Service, Housekeeping, Food Preparation, Microsoft Office, Auto-Body Repair, Customer Service, Office Procedures, Non-Instructional Teacher's Aide and QuickBooks Accounting.  All areas of training run for 14 weeks, with the exception of Allied Health Care, which runs for 16 weeks.  Graduation for Cohort 8 is scheduled for early 2018.
The new Executive Director, Gadville McDonald, and Board of Directors are committed to building upon the foundation of the agency; but more importantly, new strategies are being developed to achieve the greater objectives of the NTA. 
(Photo/Courtesy NTA)

The objectives include, among many: Improving quality of instruction by delivering competency-based training through a more responsive and flexible delivery and assessment system; producing booklets, brochures, programmes, media advertising and other promotional materials to enhance the image of competency-based vocational training and certification as the catalyst for building a productivity-focused, service-driven workforce; designing and developing a tracking and monitoring system to measure the results of the agency’s activities.

To date, the National Training Agency, which was legislated in 2013, has trained over 4,000 young Bahamians in New Providence, Grand Bahama, Exuma and Eleuthera.
Trainees are pictured during workforce preparation; Executive Director Gadville McDonald shakes hands with trainee.
(Photo/Courtesy NTA)

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