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Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance provides update on CET training institutions

Posted: Sunday, December 5, 2021. 4:56 pm CST.

By Aaron Humes: Kevin Bernard, Minister of Youth, Sports and E-Governance, informed the House on Friday of the work ongoing in his Ministerial portfolios.

In youth services, the Minister noted the establishment of two CET model training institutions for 170 youths countrywide; a first-ever National Youth Needs Assessment Survey which guides the Department of Youth Services’ strategic plan; a database for more than 3,000 youths; up to 400 youth in on the job training, the first community committees on violence reduction in three areas of Belize City with training for 60 youths in basic and advanced training in anti-violence measures.

Training is ongoing in customer service (600 completed and a further thousand starting in January); conflict resolution (300), mentoring (20 youth leaders, with support from the Belize-Taiwanese Student Association) and the beginnings of a multi-sectoral plan to address gang violence.

In the e-governance portfolio, the Government is planning for Monday a launch of the National Digital Agenda to bring governance services to the people in a four-year action plan.

While sports were not specifically mentioned, the Ministry has supported teams going abroad and the restart of the Football Federation of Belize Top League Tournament behind closed doors in Belmopan.

 

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