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Youth Challenge Guyana (YCG), with the support of ExxonMobil Guyana, has successfully trained another group of young men in electrical installation during the past six weeks, the agency said in a release.
The closing ceremony was held on November 8, 2021 at the Special Miracles Ministries Royalty Centre. 22 young men were recipients of certificates for their successful completion of the training.
This brings the total number of beneficiaries to more than 50. The event recognized their growth, celebrated their achievement, and further motivated them to live a life free from crime and make positive contributions to their communities. The young men were trained in electrical installation and will be provided with internships and additional mentorship for their successful development into the workforce. In addition to – technical skills, they were exposed to life-skills sessions that focused on various aspects of their growth such as personal finance, self-awareness and communication, interacting with law enforcement, leadership and conflict resolution, and entrepreneurship.
Speakers at the event included ExxonMobil Guyana Community Relations Manager, Ms Suzanne DeAbreu, who emphasised the company’s commitment to Guyanese youth through its support to training and development opportunities that improve their lives and careers. She recognized that ExxonMobil Guyana has partnered with YCG on a variety of programmes including in STEM education, an agricultural programme and a similar Youth Skills Development programme.
“Each of these programmes has benefited youth and the communities in real ways and we are delighted to be part of the ceremony recognizing the achievements of you all,” De Abreu expressed. “Acquiring a technical skill such as you have with electrical installation is currency in the world of employment and it is something that will remain forever yours. Your certification will hopefully open doors that would not necessarily have been accessible to you in the past.”
Meanwhile, two recipients of the training reflected on their growth and shared their excitement to learn the many things which were new to them. They praised ExxonMobil and Youth Challenge Guyana for the investment in their future.
YCG will continue to sustain programmes that will engage young men to advance their careers and benefit from a variety of life skill trainings. There are many success stories deriving from these opportunities that transformed the lives of young men to enrich their personal development and create leaders in their communities.