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Govt launches work initiative

Works Minister Derrick Burgess this morning gave details on a programme to train young people in horticultural skills.

Under the Railway Trail Hiring Initiative, it’s hoped 24 people will become trained and certified in horticulture, and improve their chances of getting full-time jobs with private landscaping companies.

The first group of six trainees have now been selected for the project, Mr Burgess told a press conference this morning.

They are Makai Young, Tekania Swan, Koshon Lightbourne, Kennejah Darrell, Davon Cann and Teo Burgess.

The Minister told the media: “The Ministry of Public Works recognises that by creating this partnership with private contractors, we are able to provide a means of hiring additional people without having to invest in additional resources such as vehicles and tools and equipment that would be required if the programme was run completely in-house.

“A win-win for all.”

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Published August 23, 2011 at 12:02 pm (Updated August 23, 2011 at 12:01 pm)

Govt launches work initiative

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