The UNESCO Resilient Caribbean – Grenada Youth Empowered for the Digital World of Work was launched at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort on March 15.
During the launch, Programme Manager for the UNESCO Office for the Caribbean, Latoya Swaby-Anderson, said the three-part project will impact 100 TVET educators, 50 community youth leaders and 300 to 600 post-secondary youth by equipping them with emerging digital and entrepreneurial skills required to increase national and regional productivity.
The project is expected to strengthen the digital competencies of TVET educators; train community leaders to provide entrepreneurship support and mentorship to youth and to upskill and certify post-secondary youth in digital technologies and to complete soft skills training in entrepreneurship.
Youth, who received initial training in a three-day workshop in February 2023 under component one of the projects, in entrepreneurship, leadership and mentorship made business pitches to conclude the workshop. The group judged as having the best business pitch, presented at the launch on the “Transportation Express”, an idea to improve transportation in the State of Grenada.
Meanwhile, NTA’s Chief Executive officer, K. Lincoln Morgan spoke on how the National TVET policy is expected to bring wide-ranging changes to workforce development.
Component two and three of the project, strengthening of teachers online teaching capacity through digital engagement and the youth engagement in entrepreneurship and digital skills were expected to commence in April and May 2023.