Published - May 24, 2015
Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training formally launched the MTEST O.N.E. (One Network for Everyone) Store at Gulf City La Romaine on Saturday May 23rd, 2015 in effort to bring government services closer to the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. These services include enrolling or registering for programmes or courses offered by any institution under MTEST, registering for the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE), registering for the On-the-Job-Training (OJT) programme, obtaining information on tertiary learning institutions, logging issues from existing students or trainees on any agency or MTEST service and registering for services via TTConnect kiosk.
Published - May 15, 2015
Senator the Honorable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training is promising to expand the Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme to include postgraduate degrees in Dentistry as there is a critical need to address the shortage of dentists in the country. Minister Karim made the comments at the Sod-Turning Ceremony at The University of the West Indies, School of Dentistry Expansion, Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mount Hope on Friday May 15th, 2015.
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.
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.