Life Skills Training Courses

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Life Skills education is designed to teach social and interpersonal skills essential to leading a happy, healthy and productive life.

Life Skills training covers three broad areas:

  • Psychosocial skills, including interpersonal skills.
  • Societal skills, including communication skills.
  • Occupational and livelihood skills, including employability and financial management skills.

Can I enroll?

Anyone can enroll in Life Skills training.  You do not need any previous educational qualifications to enroll.  Students in Standard One through Form Six receive Life Skills training as part of the standard curriculum and do not need to apply to take Life Skills courses through the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training.

How do I enroll?

Life Skills training is available from the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training through its affiliated programmes:

  • The Multi-Sector Skills Training Programme (MuST).
  • The On-the-Job Training Programme (OJT).
  • The Retraining Programme.
  • The Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP).

These programmes offer stand-alone Life Skills courses — you do not need to be enrolled in these training programmes to apply.  Each programme has its own enrollment process, so you must contact the Programme to find out how to apply.  Contact information for each programme can be found using the links below.


MuST - The Multi-Sector Skills Training Programme

OJT - The On-the-Job Training Programme

Where can I find more information?

For more information, please visit the Life Skills Unit of Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (TEST) online using the link below.  You may also contact the Ministry's office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays.

The Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training
Life Skills Unit
National Training Agency (NTA)
21-22 Mulchan Seuchan Road
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 672-7107/8, 672-9942/3
Fax: 672-7109



Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (TEST)

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