Digicel Guyana on Tuesday pledged $350,000 in support of the Education Ministry’s Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET).

Digicel has, over the years, supported youth development, and has been a longstanding partner of the Government and other organisations that are promoting social development across communities in Guyana.

This new TVET programme aims to equip secondary school students with the relevant skills and knowledge for employment, enabling them to transition easily into the working environment after completing training.
“The Ministry of Education is mandated to ensure that Guyanese children are offered secondary education that will make them academically and economically viable. No child must be at risk of completing the secondary school cycle and not being gainfully employed or able to advance their studies”. This was articulated by Chief Education Officer Dr. Marcel Hutson.
He further explained that “TVET is a crucial factor for lifelong learning. Economies will advance when the role and positioning of TVET are well integrated within the education system.”
Digicel’s Chief Commercial Officer, Simone Pierre, has said, “It’s an honour for Digicel to partner with the Ministry of Education through this TVET programme, as we believe in empowerment through education. Digicel has, over the years, been creating long-lasting initiatives in Guyana and across the region similar to the TVET programme in areas of education, special needs, and community development.”
And Assistant Chief Education Officer – Technical, Marcia Paddy, expressed her sincere gratitude to the team at Digicel for always coming on board whenever the Ministry calls for the total communications provider’s continued support.

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