A New Batch Of Apprentices Join The Republic Bank Family

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Fifteen high school graduates will soon commence their seven-month apprenticeship with Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited. A launch ceremony held at the Cara Lodge Hotel, Quamina Street, Georgetown on Friday, November 18, 2022, welcomed the twelfth batch of Apprentices to the Bank’s Youth Link Apprenticeship Programme 2022/2023.

The fifteen young men and women were selected from schools across the country and will be placed across the Bank’s network of Branches. They will experience classroom and on-the-job training in banking operations and have the opportunity to learn and understand the needs of the less fortunate via the community initiative styled ‘Care-A-Van.’ A day of fun and relaxation will also be part of the Youth Link experience.

Upon completion of the Programme, successful Apprentices will receive the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) from the Caribbean Association of National Training Agencies (CANTA) through the Council for Technical & Vocational Training (CTVET). With this qualification the Apprentices will be eligible for jobs within the CARICOM region.

This year’s launch signaled the recommencement of the programme after a three-year hiatus due in part to the Covid-19 Pandemic. The Youth Link Apprenticeship Programme was introduced in Guyana in 2008 after being part of the Republic Bank Limited, Trinidad and Tobago Power to Make a Difference initiative for over twenty years. The programme was developed to bridge the gap between the end of the participants’ school life and the start of their career.

The programme is geared to guide the Apprentices through a process of personal and professional growth and will teach the youths valuable skills for professional and social development thus making them more marketable in their career pursuits.

November 21, 2022
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