Non-Traditional Skills Training

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The Non-Traditional Skills Training Programme for Women is designed to provide specialised technical and vocational education and training to low-income and unskilled women in the following areas:       

  • Construction - Carpentry, Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Painting, Tiling, Brick laying and Site Clerking.
  • Woodwork / Furniture - Joinery, Cabinet making, Wooden toys, Tourist items and Upholstery.
  • Automotive - Automotive Repair and Auto Body Repair.
  • Technology - Computer Repair.
  • Industrial Maintenance - Small Engine Repair and Maintenance, Domestic Appliance Repair and Maintenance.
  • Training also includes:
    • Entrepreneurship, Life Skills, Gender Issues, Remedial Literacy and Numeracy.
    • Other non-traditional skills based on community needs. 

The programme provides a total of 320 hours of training on a six-month, part-time basis, and offers a stipend of TT$50.00 per day for three days per week over this period.

Who should apply?

Women between the ages of 18 - 50 who are unskilled, unemployed or earn low wages may access this programme.

How do I apply?

Advertisements will appear in the daily newspaper before the commencement of a new training cycle. Application forms are subsequently made available at the Community Development Regional Offices and the office of the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development at the address below. Please follow the link below for a list of regional office locations. Alternately, the application form may be obtained by clicking on the link below.

Non-Traditional Skills Training Programme for Women Application Form
Community Development District Office Locations

Where can I find more information?

For more information on the Non-Traditional Skills Training Programme for Women, contact the Ministry of Planning and Sustainable Development.

Ministry of Planning and the Sustainable Development
Level 14
Eric Williams Financial Complex
Independence Square,
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Telephone: 627-9700

Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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