SKILLS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

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Pictured are graduates of the Government of Bermuda Parks Department Skills Development Program 2016 with:
Honoured guest The Hon. N. Cole Simons, JP, MP, Minister of the Environment,
Mrs. Anna Fulton President of The Garden Club of Bermuda, and
Roger Parris of Parks Department who heads up this program (5th from left)

 

Skills Development Program 2016

The Skills Development Program run by the Bermuda Government Department of Parks and partly sponsored by The Garden Club of Bermuda is a training and development opportunity for young people aged 19-25 years interested in horticulture and landscaping .

This year's graduation ceremony was described by The Honourable N. Cole Simons, Minister of the Environment:"The training course includes ten modules which have verbal and hands-on assessments at the end of each module. Modules include plant pruning, pest management, plant identification, spraying, propagation, ground preparation and planting, hand tools and operation and maintenance of small equipment". Mr. Simons went on to say "since its launch, the Skills Development Program has achieved much success and accolades. Last year sixteen of the participants landed part-time jobs and four received full time employment". All 10 participants this year graduated. "This program delivers the skills, knowledge and experience that will assist in making the participants suitable for employment opportunities in both the public and private sector. This training program offers structure, skills training and support and one of the key advantages of this program is that it focuses on decision making and has enhanced their quality of life." The Garden Club of Bermuda extends its congratulations to all graduates.


Well deserved Christmas gifts for the Garden Club sponsored Skills Development Program run by the Parks Department, December 2016.

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The Skills Development Program participants who assisted at our Norwood Open House event in November 2015
were recognised at our December meeting - thank you gentlemen!

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The first meeting for the 2017-2018 year, was held on October 13, 2017. There was a lovely Floral Art Bench of all foliage designs the Vegetable Bench had a large selection fruit and the Flower and Foliage bench had a great fall display. An exciting Photography display was enjoyed by all. The Plant Exchange had lots of goodies for members to take home and the Shop was opened along with refreshments for the members.
We welcomed the Minister of Public Works, Lt. Col. the Hon. David Burch and Roger Parris head of the Skills Development Programme. Roger Parris thanked us for our support and involvement in the Skill Development Programme and Col. Burch also thank us and told us government is committed to the program and would like to see it expanded
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