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Charlotte Amalie
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Oct. 18, 2002 – Thirty-nine trainees will receive certificates of completion from the University of the Virgin Islands for successfully meeting the requirements of the hospitality and information technology training program offered by the Workforce and Economic Development Institute.
The three-month program officially ends with closing ceremonies from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Sports and Fitness Center on the St. Thomas campus and from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Student Center on the St. Croix campus.
Eleven participants on St. Thomas and 28 participants on St. Croix will receive certificates of completion at the ceremonies. The program included one month of on-the-job internship training.
WEDI project director Mabel Maduro said the pilot training program met its training goals and participants are now prepared for entry-level hospitality and computer information technology jobs.
Maduro said the training has fostered partnerships with government and private business entities, noting that approximately 20 businesses in the territory provided internship positions for the trainees.
"The development and implementation of the training program was based on teamwork," Maduro said. "A solid foundation has been laid and will serve as the template for similar UVI workforce training initiatives."
WEDI is one area of the community and personal development unit at UVI that provides training for positions in the local workforce.
"This is the first of many programs that UVI will be offering to meet the current and future workforce and professional development needs of the territory" said Ilene Garner, UVI’s community and personal development director. "We will continue to build upon valued partnerships with government and businesses to develop programs that address those needs."
For more information on WEDI programs or the closing ceremonies, call Maduro at 714-7620.

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