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To lead in the attainment of national developmental goals through the provision of extraordinary skills training services

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Promote the advancement of the education of members of the public in the skills and technology, requisite for the needs and development of energy and energy related industries and the industrial sector, by offering: • Training modeled around the skill expectations of plants in the energy and other industries; • Apprenticeship programmes leading to journeyman certification and licensing in alignment with the National Apprenticeship System (NAS); • Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training across Trinidad and Tobago; • Technology training (beyond (i) above) to meet the needs of the Industrial Sector • Training opportunities to nationals of the Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) participating member countries of the region

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The Management and Staff of the National Energy Skills Center is committed to identifying, meeting and exceeding the needs of all stakeholders by continually improving its teaching and learning processes, facilities and support services. We will be guided by the principles of a Quality Management System that empowers all employees to attain service excellence through proactive participation and continuous improvement.

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Governance And administration The National Energy Skills Center is a training organisation which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training. Given the demand for skilled labour in the energy sector and other prominent business areas, the NESC’s Board Members have contributed significantly to the development of this country’s human capital.

Board of Governors Chairman: Mr. Feeroz Khan Board Members: -Ministry of Energy And Energy Affairs -Ansa McAl Ltd -Arcelor Mittal Steel -Powergen Ltd. -Atlantic -Bhp Billiton (Trinidad) Ltd -Methanex Trinidad Ltd -National Gas Company of T&T Ltd -Neal And Massy Holdings Ltd -PCS Nitrogen (Trinidad) Ltd -Petrotrin Ltd -SM Jaleel & Company Ltd -Methanol Holdings Trinidad Ltd -PowerGen Ltd. -Mr. Anthony Syms

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Overview of THE MTEST The Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training was established in 2001 as an arm of Government that would foster the development of a rich, diverse, highly capable and adaptable Human Resource pool. Since this time the organization has experienced significant growth in its capacity and in the delivery of product and services. These initiatives have all been designed for the betterment of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago. Unconventional avenues for achieving and ensuring a highly competitive and competent Human Resource pool have been realized through the establishment of a number of new and accredited qualification schemes such as the Caribbean Vocation Qualification (CVQ), and has implemented a number of Tertiary Education and Technical Vocational Education training programmes within its portfolio. Over the past years the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training has proven itself to be one of the government of Trinidad and Tobago’s highest performing Ministries. The success of each new programme and intervention relies on the support of each of the Ministry’s Agencies. The NESC has been instrumental in a number of Ministry-led projects including the Workforce Assessment / NEET Initiative, Jobs and Career Coaches, MTEST “Meet the Ministry” Community Engagement and Service Learning initiative and the Techno Kids Programme to name a few. In honour of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Trinidad and Tobago, a combined team of NESC staff and students of the Sound Recording and Music Production Class rendered a spirited musical item in celebration of the diverse cultures of Trinidad and Tobago, which was a resounding success

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Commitment to Demand-Driven Training The National Energy Skills Center was established in 1997 out of a Trust Deed between the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Atlantic LNG. The objective of Trust Deed was to create a skills development centre for the purpose of producing skilled labour consistent with the industrial needs of Trinidad and Tobago. The immediate concern at that time, was the lack of skilled local Welders to work on the construction of Atlantic LNG, Train I project and gave rise to NESC’s first campus at Point Fortin. The NESC now has 11 skills Campuses across the country and remains committed to building the country’s human capital. It continues to be responsive to the needs of the various sectors of the economy, working in tandem with Industry. Each year hundreds of men and women from every demographic of the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago enter the doors of the NESC in search of a training experience with a blend of theory and sound hands-on training. The emphasis on practical training has made the NESC the institution of choice ----it offers an exciting real-world environment where a person is taught the practical skills and the life skills needed for industry. For NESC’s 14,000 + Graduates, the competence they develop at the NESC open doors to viable careers, entrepreneurship and articulation to higher levels of technical and academic training. The ‘currency’ which a Graduate leaves with him is his certification. Graduates receive an NESC Advanced Level Certification and the Caribbean Vocational Qualification which positions him to compete favourably in the job market both at home and abroad The NESC is also one of the few training providers to have attained ISO Certification and in Trinidad and Tobago. It is also the first to be involved in the training of Nigerian Nationals under the Niger Delta’s Amnesty Programme. This accomplishment has elevated the international interest in the NESC The NESC is committed to its local and international industry partners and we give our assurance of continuous improvement in all aspects of our training delivery. We will, as we have from the beginning of our operations in 1997, continue to meet Industry needs as we seek to fulfill our Line Ministry’s goal of ‘building the brains’ of the nation.

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CREATING OIL AND GAS HISTORY LAUNCH OF THE NESC DRILLING ACADEMY The NESC Drilling Academy was officially launched on December 16th 2013 at a grand opening at its Ste. Madeleine Campus, Manahambre Road Ste. Madeleine. It is a gift from the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and is the first of its kind in the Caribbean, Central and South America. This institution will provide our citizens with the opportunity to receive training which prepares them for lucrative careers in the upstream oil industry, both at home and abroad. The NESC Drilling Academy was born after the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (MTEST) established the Energy Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (EITT) in May 2012 through a partnership between the NESC and the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT). The NESC Drilling Academy opened its doors for classes on June 2nd 2014, and will harness the experience that the country has massed over 100 years as the leaders of an Oil and Gas producing nation, meeting the need for training in the skills required for the Up-Stream energy sector. The NESC has established a network of respected professionals in the field of Oil and Gas and through this team, has gathered the information required to chart the path for this historic achievement. The NESC Drilling Academy is one that is lauded by many players in the Sector and has been embraced by the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs, The Energy Chamber of Trinidad and Tobago, PETROTRIN and other international partners.

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“The establishment of this Drilling Academy on the site of the former Caroni 1975 Limited, Ste. Madeleine Field Engineering Office and Workshop has transitioned this facility from the “Cane Field to the Brain Field”. ~Minister Fazal Karim Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training.

“The launch of this Drilling Academy comes at an appropriate time, as it would attract foreign direct investments, which would assist in more explorations in the Upstream Energy Sector”.

~Minister Kevin Ramnarine, Minister of Energy and Energy Affairs.

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“From the Cane Fields to the Brain Fields” The Woodford Lodge Technology Centre

On May 23rd, the NESC added to their list of accomplishments the opening of the NESC Automotive Technology Institute and the NESC Tracmac Cat Training Centre. The institute, at the Woodford Lodge Technology Centre in Chaguanas, specializes in Advanced Automotive and Heavy Equipment Maintenance Training respectively. The first step in the development of these institutions took place on Monday May 21st 2012 when the NESC signed MOUs with the Trinidad and Tobago Automotive Dealers Association and Tracmac Engineering Limited at ceremony at the Chaguanas facility. Woodford Lodge holds great significance in the history of Chaguanas as a sugar refinery of the former Caroni 1975 Limited. It is said to have been an impetus toward the growth of the central community which is now a bustling commercial hub. The Woodford Lodge compound will eventually house three TVET providers, NESC, MIC and YTEPP. The NESC’s presence provides a significant boost to the Automotive and Heavy Equipment Maintenance Landscape in Trinidad and Tobago. The Caterpillar® Accelerated Basic Classes (ABC) will begin at the NESC Tracmac Cat Training Centre, by the3rd quarter of 2014. The objective of this particular programme is to produce qualified Level 1 Cat® Dealer Service Technicians. It is borne out of a partnership between the country’s sole authorized dealer for Cat® equipment and parts - Tracmac Engineering Limited and the NESC which has over 12 years’ experience in Automotive and Heavy Equipment Maintenance Training. The two buildings constructed by the NESC are the first to be completed on the Woodford Lodge compound. They contain state-of-theart workshops and classrooms for training. The NESC Automotive Institute will offer a revamped and enhanced Automotive Technology Programme and NESC’s Autotronics programme. The NESC is working in partnership with the Trinidad and Tobago Automotive Dealers Association to ensure that the training offered is in line with industry needs. An MOU with the Association was also signed in 2012 and began what is now an on-going partnership.

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Exporting Skills Training Nigerian Training The NESC is proud of its expansion into the international market which began in December 2011 when it signed a landmark Training Agreement with QESS Services Limited of Nigeria for the training of Nigerian Nationals under the Niger Delta’s Amnesty Programme at NESC’s Point Lisas headquarters. On Wednesday 25th July, 2012 NESC held a graduation ceremony for the first cohort of 57 trainees who successfully completed their training in the following areas: Automotive Services, Crane Operations, Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance, Shielded Metal Arc Welding and Industrial Mechanical Maintenance. Word of the success of training soon reached the ears of governmental officials across the African Continent and prompted the historical visit of his Excellency Goodluck Johnathan, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to the NESC’s Point Lisas Campus in August 2012. His Excellency was on an official visit to Trinidad and Tobago for Emancipation Day celebrations and the courtesy call to NESC was included on his tight itinerary. As the years progressed the NESC and Nigeria’s partnership has grown stronger and training continues through several other Nigerian sponsors to the programmes such as GITA Allied Solutions Limited and Rollers Inc’ Nigeria Limited. To date, over 200 Nigerian graduates from the NESC have returned home to strengthen the country’s human resource capital in various fields. Further discussions are also underway with the Govenor General of Delta State Nigeria for the provision of Technical Vocational Education and Training to nationals of the state. The parties to this discussion are also exploring the establishment of ‘an NESC modeled’ Training Institution in the Delta State. The following Memoranda of Understanding were signed with the Government of Nigeria: • Petro-Drill Corporation and the NESC for training of Nigerian Nationals • Logistics Africa Limited and NESC for the training of Nigerian Nationals • Rollers Inc’ Nigeria Limited and NESC for the training of Nigerian Nationals • Memorandum of Understanding with QESS Services Limited and NESC for the training of Nigerian Nationals • Memorandum of Understanding with Code Logistics Africa Limited and NESC for the training of Nigerian Nationals • Letter of Intent with Gita Allied Solutions Limited and the NESC for the training of Nigerian Nationals • Statement of Intent with the Governor of the Delta State of Nigeria to provide technical and vocational training of nationals as well as the establishment of an NESC model institution. Currently the NESC and Sekondi-Takoradi Chamber of Ghana are in discussion in respect to a Potential Training Agreement with Chrome Consortium Energy of Nigeria

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Exporting Skills Training Other International Partnerships The NESC continues to build a reputation as an exporter of Technical knowledge and TVET Training. Within the past 2-years there has been significant interest in the NESC from countries across all corners of the globe. This interest has spawned partnerships with both private and public sector entities and discussions continue on the establishment of NESC-type institutions across in various countries. kenya Memoranda of Understanding and Letters of Intent have been agreed upon to explore TVET training, knowledge and skills: • Petrogaz-Haiti for the Offer of Fourteen (14) One (1) Year Scholarships tenable at the NESC • Reed Deer College in Alberta Canada to enter into discussions for the provision of services in Test Preparation Guide, Practical Exams, Red Seal Exams, Drilling Trades, Instructor Training, etc. • Uganda Petroleum Institute (UPIK) of Kigumba, Uganda to design and deliver skills training programmes and certify Instructors and Students, both within Trinidad and Tobago and Uganda • Uganda Industrial Research Institute- to provide training for instructors and students and the establishment of an NESC Model in Uganda. • The Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation to train nationals of Tanzania and to establish an ‘NESC-type’ vocational training institution in Tanzania. • MOU between PetroSkills and NESC to establish a Drilling School There have also been several discussions leading to the development of MOUs for Training with:

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NESC – PART OF THE EDUCATION CITY IN Debe Debe in South Trinidad has been dubbed “the new Education City”. This title speaks to the present and future importance of the community to the country’s TVET and Academic Landscape. Of greatest significance is the construction of the South Trinidad Campus of the University of the West Indies which will be opened by September 2014. Approximately ten (10) miles from the new UWI Campus is one of the NESC’s newest Campuses – the NESC Debe Campus. The facility was opened in January 2013 by the Honourable Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago – Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar in the presence of Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training and the Honourable Roodal Moonilal Member of Parliament for Oropouche East. Located on the site of the former Debe Technology Centre, whose operations ceased in 2010, the new Campus introduced to residents of Debe, its environs and the country at large, 2 new programmes in Automotive Technology and Information Technology - the Autotronics Programme and the Information Technology Specialist (ITS) Programme. The full-time Autotronics programme imparts the skills required to diagnose and service the electronic management in automobile and prepares persons for a career as Automotive Electrical or a Lead Automotive Technician. The Microsoft Certified, Information Technology Specialist (ITS) Programme, gives persons the competencies required to install, configure and maintain MS applications at the enterprise level. At the opening of the Debe Campus in March 2013, the Honourable Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Mrs. Kamla Persad Bissessar acknowledged the impact which the NESC’s return to Debe new Campus would have on the community. The first 50 trainees from the Debe Campus successfully completed their 9-months of training and were among the NESC’s 2013 Graduates.

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Enhancing Worker Productivity – NESC and UTT working with OAS Construtora OAS (OAS) is a Brazilian heavy and civil construction firm which performs engineering, planning, execution, works management services for the power, sanitation, transportation, and infrastructure industries. OAS has completed projects in various Latin American countries and has the contract for the construction of the San Fernando to Point Fortin Highway. In June 2013 the OAS partnered with the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training through the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT) and the National Energy Skills Center (NESC), the country’s first worker productivity school has been established at the OAS job site in Golconda, Trinidad. The school follows a model for on-site training practiced in Brazil where construction workers perform their regular duties during their work day and learn additional skills on afternoons – at their job sites. The concept is new to Trinidad and Tobago but is one which the Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim has introduced to enhance worker productivity, ultimately leading to a more competitive workforce. The OAS Schools promotes training aimed at developing the fundamental competencies needed by workers for various work-site activities and providing its employees with new, more professional perspectives. The training which being offered by the NESC and the UTT include: Form Work Carpentry, Steel Fixer, Reading and Interpretation of civil and construction projects for Foremen, Banksmen Safety courses and Leadership for Foremen.

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INFORMATION COMMUNCIATION TECH NOLOGY NESC , A MICROSOFT PARTNER The National Energy Skills Center (NESC) has, since its inception in 1997 played a significant role in attempting to close the digital divide within the nation’s population through its ICT Training Programme. Within the last three years, under the leadership of line Minister, Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, the NESC has sought to respond to the needs of a population with a level of digital literacy which is maturing. With the signing of an Agreement with Microsoft Caribbean Limited in 2012, the NESC has attained the distinction of becoming a Microsoft IT Academy which provides future-ready skills needed in today’s fast paced technology-driven environment. As a Microsoft IT Academy, the NESC offers training in the Microsoft Office 2010 Suite, including: Microsoft Word 2010, Microsoft Excel 2010, Microsoft Powerpoint 2010, Microsoft Access 2010, and persons in receipt of this training also have the option of pursuing and attaining Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification. Additionally, the Academy offers an Information Technology Specialist Programme which include training in Networking and Security Fundamentals, Web Administration, Database Maintenance and Software Development. The NESC is authorized to offer not only its highly respected NESC Certification but Microsoft Certification with all the benefits of an internationally recognized brand. Other programmes will include the Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) Certification. With its wide distribution of well-equipped ICT Centres, the NESC now offers Microsoft training and certification to persons throughout the length and breadth of Trinidad and Tobago.

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EX PANSION OF NESC ICT CENTRES

Another major plank of the recent development of the NESC is the expansion of its offerings in Information Technology. The NESC shares its line Minister’s commitment to ‘building the brains of the nation’ and the transformation of our citizens into knowledge workers. The Company has over a decade’s worth of experience in the teaching of digital literacy and have trained over 120,000 persons in the use of Microsoft productivity tools. It has traditionally targeted end-users, ensuring that persons are equipped with the basic skills to operate in a computerized environment. While it has expanded its IT offerings with the introduction of the Information Technology Specialist (ITS) and the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Programmes the NESC remains committed to the creating opportunities for persons to grasp the rudiments of computing. In a novel move, the NESC launched what is known as the “Student Volunteerism and Community Engagement ICT Project” which involves the students of the full-time ITS programme volunteering their spare time to provide free computer literacy training to members of their immediate communities. The launch of the project took place at the Debe Campus on April 5th 2013 and scores of residents from Debe/Penal Communities are currently enrolled in part-time ICT Training at no cost to them. This model of training in which the ‘trainee becomes the teacher’ is being expanded to NESC’s other campuses and to communities across the country. Of significance is the many partnership arrangements between the NESC and Members of Parliament (MP) for constituencies across Trinidad and Tobago to bring basic and advanced computer training to communities. In this model, the MP’s constituency office provides a suitable space while the NESC donates the necessary computer hardware, software and provides the instructing staff to deliver training to persons residing in the constituencies. Persons may access any of NESC’s IT programmes - from basic computer literacy (provided free of charge) to its ITS and MOS programmes. By the end of 2014 the NESC would have established the following Learning Resource Centres in Caroni South and Central, LaHorquetta/Talparo and D’abadie/O’meara.

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Advancing ICT Training-TechnoKids In July of 2013, the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (MTEST) launched the TechnoKids Programme which focused on a ‘non-traditional’ target group for the MTEST - children between the ages 6 – 9. ‘Technokids’ the brain-child of Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, was designed to create a controlled but enjoyable learning environment conducive to the imparting of programming and end-user skills. As important an objective was creating a forum for instructors to spot IT strengths and perhaps identify future leaders in the field of Information Technology. The programme was conducted during the July/August vacation period 2013 July 15th – August 8th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m Monday to Friday, at NESC Campuses at Point Lisas, Laventille and Debe as well as the YTEPP’s, Waterloo Centre. It was offered at no cost to the parents of the participants as it was funded by the MTEST and Corporate Sponsors - the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago (PETROTRIN), the National School Dietary Services Limited (NSDSL), Blink Bmobile and Microsoft Limited. At the end of the 4-week Camps, each of the 124 participants had gained an appreciation of basic computer programming and an increased comfort level with technological tools. The adults in the audience at the Achievement Ceremony on August……. were genuinely impressed when 4 of the ‘graduating technokids’, on behalf of the wider group, presented some of the programming skills they had acquired. Their demonstrated ability to have grasped programming language and concepts gave them a level of confidence not often seen in much older persons

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Carded to open for the September 2014/2015 semester, the Palo Seco Campus is being deemed a state-of-the- art facility in the southern region of Trinidad. Renovation of the current structure located at Main Road, Palo Seco will see the building outfitted with a modern welding and fabrication workshop, an electrical upgrade, improved toilet facilities, an ICT lab, equipment, machinery and furniture that will make it an ideal learning environment.

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To date the project is on schedule with the electrical and the welding booth infrastructures completed. The Palo Seco Campus is scheduled to be completed by July 30th 2014, with maximum intake of 70 trainees. The programmes to be offered at this new facility will include Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW), Information Technology Specialist and Pipe Fitting and Fabrication. Trainees enrolled in the SMAW programme will gain knowledge of industrial welding in the various components of the Shielded Metal Arc Welding process, while the Pipe Fitting and Fabrication programme will expose trainees to the process of installing and repairing piping or tubing systems. Meanwhile, trainees pursing the ITS programme will acquire the requisite knowledge and skills to function as a specialist in the Information Technology field. The programmes offered at this Campus is in keeping with the needs of the community and with the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training goal of ‘building the brains’ of the nation. As the demand for jobs in the TVET sector is increasing and with ongoing development at the nearby Labidco Port, the NESC Palo Seco Campus will be able to supply the skills necessary for the projects at this site as well as others in the southern peninsula.

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B u i l d i n g C a pa c i t y Ste. Madeleine and Point Lisas As the NESC pushes forward to become the leader in specialized skilled training, it has also taken up the task of providing state-of-the-art Campuses in which students are comfortable and have the necessary equipment and machinery to work with. For the next year the NESC has air-marked the Ste. Madeleine and Point Lisas Campuses for upgrade:

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Upgrade of the Welding and Fabrication workshop

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Partnering with local industry The NESC has engaged in a number of rewarding strategic alliances and industry partnerships over the years through its Business Development Department. These have resulted in the delivery of a number of sponsored and customized courses aimed at attaining national developmental goals. Recent Agreements with National Energy, and continued relationships with companies such as the Atlantic LNG demonstrate the mutual commitment of industry leaders and the NESC to the strengthening of human capital.

In addition, as the NESC strives to remain Demand-Driven, its collaborations ensure that is curricula remain relevant. Agreements with TRACMAC Cat, the Automotive Dealers Association and other others give NESC a competitive advantage by ensuring that its curricula are firmly aligned to and endorsed by industry.

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Statement of Intent between Caterpillar and Tracmac to enter into specialized training and certification for personnel of the Heavy Equipment Sales and Services Industry within T&T and associated regions.

Statement of Intent with Automotive Dealers Association of T&T, Neal and Massy, Southern Sales and Services Company Limited, Toyota T&T Limited to establish specialized training and certification in the Automotive Services Industry.

Memorandum of Understanding between UTT and NESC for the Energy Institute of Trinidad and Tobago

Memorandum of Understanding between NESC and PETROTRIN for the loan of salvage equipment to the NESC Drilling Academy.

Memorandum of Understanding with PTSC and NESC for the establishment PTSC/NESC Trade School Heavy Equipment Programme.

Memorandum of Understanding with NEC and the NESC to provide training in Port Operations

Memorandum of Understanding between NESC and Underwater Works Inc. Ltd to design and deliver specific skills programmes and to certify trainees in scuba diving, underwater welding, surface supplied diving and first aid/CPR/AED.

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Achievements 2010-2014 2010 • Collaboration with the Ministry of Education (MOE) to develop and deliver ICT Training and Technology Integration into the Classroom 4,581 teachers and other staff members of the MOE. • Expansion of the Sound Production and Music Production Programmes. 2011 • Attainment of ISO Certification. • Launch of the Workforce Assessment Center at NESC Point Lisas. • Training over 1,000 employees of the Ministry of Education in ICT. • Commencement of training of 100 Nigerian National under Landmark Training Agreement. 2012 • Signing of an MOU with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) of the United Kingdom. • Assessment and certification of 1,064 persons under the Workforce Assessment Center. • Signing of MOUs for the establishment of the Technology Institute and caterpillar Training Institute at Woodford Lodge. • Signing of Letter of Intent with Tanzanian Company. • Launch of Energy Institute in collaboration with UTT. • First graduation of Nigerian trainees. • His Excellency, Nigerian President Dr. Goodluck Johnathon visited the NESC. • Arrival of the 2nd and 3rd cohort of Nigerian trainees. 2013 • Launch of the PTSC/NESC Trade Schools in Tobago and Port of Spain. • Opening of the NESC Debe Campus. • Launch of the NESC WA/NEET Field Office. • Expansion of training under the MYPART Programme. • Expansion of the NESC ICT’s training. • Launch of the NESC Drilling Academy. 2014 • Opening of NESC ICT training centers in O’Meara, La Horquetta/ Talparo, Caroni Central and Caroni South. • Launch of the Woodford Lodge Automotive Technology Institute. • Launch of the PTSC/NESC Trade Schools in San Fernando • Official start of classes at the Drilling Academy

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THE BIRTH OF WAC The NESC’s Point Lisas Campus was the venue for the Launch of the Workforce Assessment Center (an initiative of the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training) on May 5 2011. The Honourable Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, delivered the feature address and unveiled a commemorative plaque in the presence of Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, Minister of tertiary Education and Skills Training and the Honourable Rudranath Indarsingh, MP for Couva South. In the audience were members of Parliament, Chairmen and Chief Executive Officers of public and private sector entities, staff of participating TVET providers (YTEPP, MIC, NESC) and the co-ordinating body, the NTA, as well as members of various interest groups across Trinidad and Tobago. A Workforce Assessment Center (WAC) is defined as a skills assessment and recognition facility designed to increase access to and participation in Post-Secondary Education and Training, using a system of Prior Learning and Recognition (PLAR) to assess and certify competencies gained through non-formal means. On Monday May 7 2012, almost one year to the date of the WAC Launch, history was again made at the National Energy Skills Center (NESC) as 1,063 Workforce Assessment ‘graduates’, assembled to claim their accolades at the first Graduation of the Workforce Assessment Centre. Persons assessed by the Metal Industries Company (MIC), the Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP) and the NESC were presented with ‘Certificates of Competence’ in skill areas such as Pipefitting and Fabrication, Cosmetology, Automotive Mechanical Services, Carpentry and Data Operations. For many, it was the first time they would have receives any documented evidence for their competence and skilled earned through years of application and hands-on experience. Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim presented Certificates to each of 1,063 persons who crossed the stage at the Auditorium of the NESC’s Point Lisas Campus.

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Taking the W.A.C. to the People WA-NEET Office established While the WAC programme has certainly been a success nationally, there are still many people who are not aware of the programme, do not understand how the assessment works or who, for one reason or another are not confident enough to go to the assessing agencies to have the process completed. As such the NESC was given the responsibility to implement an outreach initiative targeting persons who would benefit from having their skills certified through the PLAR process or persons who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). The objectives of the Field Officers employed with WA/NEET are to interact with and collect data from residents in varying communities. This will then be used to assess and match various employment and training opportunities. To date, over 6000 persons in ---- have benefitted from the WA/NEET initiative and are certified in data operations, welding, electrical installation, automotive technology, pipe fitting, plumbing, masonry, carpentry and cosmetology. Under the astute leadership of Minister of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, Senator the Honourable Fazal Karim, a mandate has been issued for the expansion of the WA/NEET initiative to include the identification, assessment and certification of a total 15,000 persons by 2015.

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Partnering with local industry …PLIAP Established The Point Lisas petrochemical industry has a history going back to the 1970s. The technical sophistication of the Contractors and Producer Companies has required an increasing number of skilled and competent persons at the Craft (Tradesman) Level. Unfortunately, the supply of such persons has not kept pace with increasing demand, and today the industry is at a point of heightened concern as both quality and numbers have declined relative to need. Having recognized this situation, the MTEST established The Point Lisas Apprenticeship Programme (PLIAP) through the combined efforts of the National Energy Skills Center (NESC) and the National Training Agency (NTA). The PLIAP was established as a unified employer-based apprenticeship programme, a partnership between employers in the Energy Sector (both downstream producers and contractors) represented by the Point Lisas Energy Association (PLEA), and training providers that conforms to the structure and processes of the National Apprenticeship System and the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). The PLIAP gives graduates of the NESC, the first instance, the opportunity to be engaged with Producer and Contractor Companies for 4 6-month rotations each. The aim of the programme is to produce ‘work-ready’ individuals for industry The programme was launch in October 2013 with 24 apprentices. It has the support of the Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs which contributed an initial sum of US1M toward the start-up of operations. Some 20 companies from the Point Lisas Industrial Estate signed on to an MOU with the MTEST, NESC and the NTA as active participants in the programme. The second cohort comprising of 33 apprentices are currently placed in industry with contractor companies Damus Limited, Kennicon Limited, Weldfab Limited, Sammy’s Multilift, Mustapher Engineering, Super Industrial Services Limited, Monar, Hydrocarb and D. Rampersad Limited.

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The discontinuation of the Apprenticeship Training, the likes of those run by Caroni 1975 Limited, Texaco and others have over the years created a considerable gap in the training landscape. The Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training has sought to address this situation with the re-introduction of Apprenticeship Training, where training institutions will meet industry to provide a mix of theoretical and practical experience which typifies into an apprenticeship programme. The NESC has partnered with the Public Transport Service Corporation (PTSC) with the introduction of the PTSC/NESC Trade School and has in doing so provided the opportunity for scores of nationals to gain entry into the field of Heavy Equipment Maintenance. The NESC brings to the table over 15 years’ experience in TVET training and demonstrated competence in the execution and conduct of Apprenticeship Programmes. The PTSC’s role is this programme is crucial as persons enrolled receive practical training alongside PTSC’s qualified and experienced technicians. Using PTSC’s facilities and equipment, Apprentices are taught the skills to diagnose, repair and maintain the working parts of modern Heavy Equipment. Graduates of the Trade School are likely to find employment with the PTSC or similar type organizations across the country and within the region. The first trade school was opened at the PTSC’s compound in Tobago by the Honourable, Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in January 2013. In February 2013, a second Trade School was opened at the PTSC’s headquarters at South Quay, Port of Spain. Given the success of the NESC/PTSC Trade School and demand for training in this particular skill area, the NESC and PTSC will be launching, by the end of 2014, a third trade school at the PTSC’s San Fernando facility.

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EXPANDING the MYPART POGRAMME Established in 2007 under the National Security Ministry, at the Old Mausica Teachers Training College, the MYPART programme continues to produce disciplined and skilled individuals who can make meaningful contributions to society. It is a residential three-year programme which acts as a form of social intervention and involves Military and Vocational Training. Since 2009 the National Energy Skills Center (NESC) has been actively involved in the MYPART programme as a training provider. In June 2012, its overall administration was shifted from the Ministry of National Security to the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training, through the NESC. The programme is being conducted by a team of retired Defence Force professionals. The first camp was established at Mausica however since spearheading the overall administration of MYPART, the NESC was able to open an additional two (2) camps located at Persto Praesto, and Chatham. Currently preparatory work is being done to an area located on the Point Lisas Campus for the construction of a dormitory that will accommodate approximately 100 cadets. MYPART seeks to address the increasing despondency of youths from diverse backgrounds, often referred to as “Youth at Risk”. It is geared to provide a safe, structured and regulated environment in which to affect training, certification and most critically positive character development. These young men would once again be extended an opportunity to realize their ambitions, hopes and dreams. To this end the program is conducted in three phases: • Phase 1: Induction Training- a 3-month induction phase in which emphasis is on discipline and establishing the ‘live-in’ routine. • Phase 2: Academic – Pre Technical/Vocational Training- a 9-month PreAcademic Phase where the emphasis is on academics and development of life skills. • Phase 3: Skills Training and Development- a 2-year Period of Skills Training and Development To date the MYPART cadets have participated in a number of events that contributed to their development. DATE

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6TH July, 2013

Opening of Persto Praesto and Chatham Camps

SPORTING EVENTS 24th August, 2013

Annual Physical Fitness Test

29th August, 2013 & 8th Barrack Room Competitions November, 2013 7th September, 2013

Road Run

11th September ,2013

Drill Competition

18th – 19th October, 2013

Best Cadet Competition

SOCIAL EVENTS 31st August, 2013

Independence Day Parade

23rd September ,2013

Republic Day Parade

24th September ,2013

Fun & Sports Day at Teteron Barracks

31st October ,2013

Divali Celebration at Camps (Mausica, Persto Praesto, Chatham)

9th November, 2013

Cadets Passing Out Parade

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Since its inception in 1997 the NESC has trained over 150,000 persons in Construction and Maintenance Trades, Automotive, Heavy Equipment Technology, ICT and Drilling Trades. Among the graduates are Welders, Fabricators, Automotive Technicians, Maintenance, Electrical and Air Condition Technicians, Plumbers, Tile Layers, etc.

CRAFTSMEN 1997-PRESENT Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

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Drilling Trades (now NESC Drilling Academy)

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Heavy Equipment Operator

164

Heavy Equipment Technician

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Industrial Electrical Installation

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Industrial Mechanical Maintenance

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