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Youth Agricultural Homestead Programme to create 21st Century Agri-Entrepreneurs

“The Youth Agricultural Homestead Programme (YAHP) will give young people – between the ages of 18 and 35 years – the training; the technical support and the land, so that those who love farming can get involved in a very meaningful way. This programme, led by the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service, will […]

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Minister Cummings Appoints Implementation Team for ‘the Financial Hub of the Working Class’

Credit Unions are the “Financial Hub” of the working class and we need to create the appropriate oversight arrangements for this Sector and its 650,000 members. This, according to the Honourable Foster Cummings – Minister of Youth Development and National Service, as he delivered the Feature Address at the Appointment Ceremony of a Team for […]

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National Service Programme Gets a Boost with Advisory Committee

“Government has recently approved the establishment of a National Service Complex to accommodate young people at Beach Camp in Palo Seco. This facility will be a residential one to equipped with a basketball court, swimming pool, recreation ground and more,” announced the Honourable Foster Cummings, Minister of Youth Development and National Service as he delivered […]

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Youth Minister Explores Training Opportunities with NESC

Youth Development and National Service Minister, the Honourable Foster Cummings, today, visited the Point Lisas and Woodford Lodge Campuses of the National Energy Skills Center (NESC), to explore opportunities for collaboration in training young people of Trinidad and Tobago. During the visit, Minister Cummings highlighted his Ministry’s intention to “resuscitate the Youth Development Apprenticeship Centres […]

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Ministries Collaborate To Revitalize Youth Development Centres

“The Ministry of Youth Development and National Service is seeking strategic partnerships to revitalize and modernize the Youth Development Apprenticeship Centres (YDACs) and the Non-Residential Youth Development Centres. We are working to transform these facilities into optimally-functioning Centres that will address both the current and emerging needs of our youth.” This according to the Honourable […]

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Minister Cummings Explores Kendal Dairy Farm and Petrotrin Beach Camp Facility for Youth Programmes

Minister of Youth Development and National Service, the Honourable Foster Cummings, accompanied by the Permanent Secretary – Farook Hosein and Director of Youth Affairs – Sean Ramrattan, yesterday toured the Kendal Dairy Farm and the Petrotrin Beach Camp Facility, along with Minister in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, the Honourable Adrian Leonce and Member […]

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Youth Development Minister Tours Refurbished VMCOTT Facility

Port of Spain, October 1, 2021: On Friday, October 1 2021, Minster of Youth Development and National Service (MYDNS) the Honourable Foster Cummings visited the refurbished site at Vehicle Maintenance Company of Trinidad Tobago (VMCOTT), Beetham Gardens, Laventille.  Minister Cummings, accompanied by representatives of the Ministry of Youth Development and National Service, VMCOTT, the Civilian […]

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New Advisory Friendly Societies Council to Focus on Youth Engagement

“The appointment of this new Advisory Friendly Society Council will make the Movement more attractive to the young people of Trinidad and Tobago,” according the Honourable Foster Cummings, Minister of Youth Development and National Service, at the appointment of the new Advisory Friendly Societies Council on Friday, October 01, 2021, at the Government Campus Plaza, […]

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Service Youth Clubs Benefit from MYDNS Training

Over 70 Executive Members from Police Youth Clubs, Prison Youth Clubs, Fire Service Youth Clubs and other youth-serving agencies across Trinidad and Tobago attended a Virtual Closing Ceremony for Positioning for Impact – An Institutional Strengthening Initiative on Monday 20th September, 2021. During the 5 week programme, facilitated by the Ministry of Youth Development and […]

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Minister Cummings Tours Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI)

Youth Development and National Service Minister, The Honourable Foster Cummings, accompanied byPermanent Secretary Mr Farook Hosein, and Advisor to the Minister Gail Sooknarine toured the Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI) Centre for Enterprise Development to explore opportunities for training and development of the Youth. CARIRI’s Human Resource Manager Denise Ferguson, who led the tour presented, […]