Jus’Sail in collaboration with Ministry of Education.
Jus’Sail was invited to the launch of the Saint Lucia Council for Technical Vocational Education Training (SLCTVET) in collaboration with Ministry of Education, HRD & Labour. Jus’Sail will be delivering an introduction to customer service, basic navigation skills, life saving techniques, maritime communication. As well as St Lucia the other caribbean islands taking part in the programme will be Antigua, Barbuda and Grenada. The programme will be introducing vulnerable youth ages between 15 – 29 introducing them to labour market sectors and linked with employers and entrepreneurship opportunities in their communities.
Here is Pepsi with one of this years Jus’ Sail youth training programme students McGlensha Antoine. McGlensha was asked to give a testimonial of her experience on the Jus’Sail Youth Programme to the gathering.
McGlensha gave a heartfelt testimony of her time on this years Jus’Sail programme which resonated with the audience. She now has a permanent job working at the Captain Mike’s Charters based at their Vigie and Marigot Bay locations. She is also at collage studying to work in Law. McGlensha is a fine example of a student who pushed herself, it wasn’t easy at times but she now know she has the courage to do whatever she wants as a career and life.
The speakers included Mr Colvis Samuels, Education officer TVET, Ministry of Education, HRD & Labour, Mr Terry Brathwaite senior programme officer for DFID Caribbean and Ms Samantha Charles, Tourism Officer, Ministry of Tourism Heritage and Creative Industries.
Captain James also had the opportunity to share his passion for sailing and training young persons with the guests. “I want to introduce these students to the possibilities of the diverse work available in the marine industry here in St Lucia and hopefully inspire them to be excellent at what they decide to do in this vibrant industry”
O’Brian came along to give his support. OB as we call him was on the Jus’Sail programme 3 years ago and is now first mate with Jus’Sail.
The launch was held on the Black Magic (kindly donated by Sean Devaux at Seaspray Cruises) with the back drop of Rodney Bay Marina and stunning St Lucia as a perfect setting …