Twenty-Nine Apprentices Join The Republic Bank Family

A simple Ceremony was held on Friday, October 28, 2016 at the Herdmanston Lodge, Queenstown, Georgetown to welcome the ninth batch of apprentices to the Bank’s Youth Link Apprenticeship Programme 2016/2017.

The new batch comprises twenty-nine young men and women from schools across the country. Over the next seven months they will be placed across the Bank’s entire network of Branches where they will experience classroom and on-the-job training. The Apprentices will have the opportunity to learn and understand the needs of the less fortunate via the ‘Care-A-Van’ aspect of the Apprenticeship Programme. Meanwhile, a day of fun and relaxation will also be part of the Youth Link experience.

At the end 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.

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 includes facets that when combined, will teach the youths valuable skills for professional and social development thus making them more marketable in their career pursuits.

November 8, 2016
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