Food preparation training in the College

Entrepreneurship training in the College, Nov 2002

Nicolas Technical Training College

The project objective is to get disadvantaged and special needs children into decent work.

The goal is to establish the Nicolas Youth and Adult Learning Center (The Center) in 2017 resulting in 1800 children employed by 2021. This pioneering project, the only one in the region, will serve young people with disabilities or the academically less strong.

Feedback/market research from local enterprises has identified the hotel/catering, and garment industries as high priority employment sectors, as well as opportunities for self-employment. 

Our vision is to ensure that in the future children with special needs will find decent work, will no longer be hidden away from society, forced into early marriage or obliged to do degrading work.

Courses offered and planned

  • Food preparation - Short course with full practical training and placement in hotels/restaurants. To level 1 certification

  • Serving at table - Short course with full practical training and placement in hotels/restaurants. To level 1 certification

  • Entrepreneurship - 2 week course with business management simulation game, for business owners and prospective start-ups.

  • ICT - full practical training in software for offices and businesses. Started in 2019, the plan is to offer evening classes and day-release classes for offocie employes and those wanting to upgrde particular skills. Specialised training on demand.

  • Tree plantng and management, vegetable gardening, garden maintenance - with practical work at the School. This training will start informally in the summer of 2020.

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