Suckoo: Training fund for the taking
Unemployed peoPLE are being urged to take advantage of a training fund at the National Insurance Scheme.
Minister of Labour and Social Security Senator Dr Esther Byer-Suckoo made the plea during the NIS’ 46th anniversary service at St Michael’s Cathedral yesterday.
She said that the fund established in 2010 provided training opportunities in a variety of areas. However, she said that there had only been a limited response to the programme even though unemployment had increased.
“We have examined this thoroughly and I want to assure the public that all the administrative challenges are being addressed,” the minister said. “On the other hand I want to encourage those to take advantage of the many training opportunities from remedial to vocational to professional being made available.” (LK)