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Prime Minister urges skills trainees to seek new opportunities

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit has urged Dominican youth to take advantage of new opportunities opening in the local economy.

Mr. Skerrit addressed the graduation ceremony of the Youth Skills Training Programme of the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports & Constituency Empowerment at the Goodwill Parish Hall on Wednesday.

92 participants graduated after completing various modules in computer literacy, leather, craft, woodwork, engine repair, plumbing and electrical wiring.

43 males and 38 female participated.

Mr. Skerrit told the graduates they should now seek to take advantages of opportunities available to them, singling out Agriculture in Dominica as a sector with numerous opportunities.

“…I can tell you… you can make  money in agriculture. There are huge opportunities in Agriculture,” he said. “There are huge opportunities in our country; we just have to place ourselves and be committed to hard work and diligence.”

Minister for Youth Justina Charles-Riviere, who also addressed the event, assured the youth that their contributions to national development are important, especially in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.. Charles- Riviere highlighted the need for skilled workers after the hurricane, and also applauded the effort of the Youth Division to offer courses based on Dominica’s needs.

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