Workers found new jobs as classes terminated

  • Redeploying resources: Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education and Workforce Development, explained move (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

    Redeploying resources: Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education and Workforce Development, explained move (Photograph by Akil Simmons)


Classes offered by the Community Education Development Programme are to be shelved at the end of this month, according to Diallo Rabain, the Minister of Education and Workforce Development.

The move came after Mr Rabain informed the House of Assembly in June that enrolment for the community school had dropped, and that the CEDP’s seven staff members would be moved to the Department of Workforce Development on September 1.

An assessment of the community courses offered over the last five years showed fewer people signing up, and that a majority of participants were non-Bermudian.

The CEDP dates back to 1979, and has offered classes ranging from cooking and dance to accounting.

Parliament heard in June that a review, launched in December 2017, had shown that the majority of courses on offer covered sports and leisure.

In a statement, Mr Rabain said that the change would better support “the needs of vulnerable Bermudians”.

CEDP staff will support the department’s career development and training sections, and the Government’s summer internship programme for high-school students will continue under the purview of Workforce Development.

Patricia Chapman, the CEDP executive director, thanked all who supported the programme over the years.

You must be registered or signed-in to post comment or to vote.

Published Aug 27, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Aug 27, 2018 at 8:06 am)

Workers found new jobs as classes terminated

What you
Need to
Know
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon

  • Take Our Poll

    • "What are your views on anonymous online commenting (trolling)?"
    • Helpful to our democracy and needs to continue
    • 25%
    • Hurtful to our democracy and needs to end
    • 59%
    • Limits the number of people willing to give public service
    • 10%
    • An important tool for political parties
    • 6%
    • Total Votes: 4508
    • Poll Archive

    Today's Obituaries

    eMoo Posts