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From Abandonment to Advancement – El Dorado Nursing Training Academy

Details: Published - May 14, 2015

On the heels of International Nurses Day, Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, launched The University of the West Indies School of Nursing (UWISoN) on Wednesday 13th May, 2015. The nursing school is a part of the “St. Augustine Education City” which falls within the Tunapuna/Piarco Regional Municipality, and is a shared facility with the Academy of Nursing and Allied Health, run by the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT) and The University of the West Indies (UWI). Minister Karim said this integrated campus which is shared by two of the largest tertiary level institutions in the country – The UWI and COSTAATT is a beacon for nursing trainees.

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Youth to Benefit from Life Skills Programme

Details: Published - May 14, 2015

Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training has promised to induct 200 trainees into the Life Skills Training Programme in the North Region by June 2015. Minister Karim was the feature speaker at the National Training Agency’s Life Skills Training for On the Job Trainees (OJT) at the NESC Woodford Lodge Campus, Chaguanas on Wednesday 13th May, 2015.

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Service Sector Employees to benefit from MTEST partnership

Details: Published - May 08, 2015

He also offered to expose employees to a proposed Workplace Character Education programme where employees will be able to learn soft skills including deportment, attitude, regularity and punctuality so that they will be able to interact with members of the public in a more efficient and effective way. Minister Karim also said, “Many employers are concerned about punctuality, attendance and customer service which affect the bottom line in all companies…We also invite you to visit training providers closest to you and if you have a particular need we will assist.”

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Good Leadership is about Delivering Results

Details: Published - May 08, 2015

On Friday May 8th 2015, Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training delivered the Opening Address at Leadercast 2015 at the Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain where he impressed upon the audience the importance of good leadership traits which he noted included honesty, ability to delegate, communication, confidence and commitment.

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