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17 Aug
By: MOF Communications Unit 0

MEMO: Work Attachment Partners Wanted

The Basic Needs Trust Fund Implementing Agency (BNTFIA), Ministry of Finance, is seeking work attachment partners for recent graduates and current students of its technical and vocational training programmes.

BNTFIA is the flagship development programme under the Caribbean Development Bank and the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana. For twenty-seven years, BNTFIA has been working to address poverty reduction by providing access to basic infrastructure and services in rural and urban communities across the Caribbean. In Guyana, the BNTFIA has completed nearly 600 projects since 1993, and has 36 projects underway for its ninth cycle.  Currently, projects are largely focused on areas related to livelihoods enhancement and human resource development.

During this programme cycle, BNTFIA has provided training opportunities to over 600 individuals, with the majority being youth between the ages of 15 and 25. Upon successful completion of the courses, students will receive certifications at one of two levels: the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) certificate via the Council for TVET (Technical, Vocational Education and Training). For students to receive the NVQ, they must complete a 6-month course, while students who receive the CVQ must complete a one-year course. These trainings incorporate theoretical and practical training in the respective vocational area, as well as supplemental education in Basic Mathematics, English Language, Micro-Enterprise, and Sexual Reproductive Health/life skills. Additionally, students receive psychosocial support from counselors and career guidance from in-house officers. BNTFIA has undertaken a holistic approach with regard to its training programmes, so as to produce well-rounded graduates who are able to function well within the workplace and in their communities.

CVQ programmes:

Motor Vehicle Servicing and Repairs

NVQ programmes:

  1. Audio-Visual skills (lighting, sound, video recording/editing)
  2. Small Engine Repairs (ATVs, outboard engines, brushcutters, motorbike engines)
  3. Heavy-duty Equipment Operator Maintenance and Repairs (excavators/skid-steer loaders)
  4. Boat Building (wooden boats)
  5. Installation, Maintenance, and Repairs of PV Equipment and Systems (solar panels)
  6. General Building Construction

A more complete breakdown is available below.

For those interested in discussing further, contact BNTFIA at +5922257238 (ask for Ms. Accra or Mr. Utoh) or via email at or


Training Course Information

Training Area Region Location # Beneficiaries Course Status Skill Area Certification level
Heavy-duty Equipment Operator Maintenance and Repairs Training 2 Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI), Anna Regina 30 Enrolled Excavators/Skid-steer loaders National Vocational Qualification


3 Leonora Technical Vocational Training Centre, Leonora 25 Enrolled
4 Guyana Industrial Training College (GITC), Georgetown 29 Completed
5 Mahaicony-Mahaica-Abary Agricultural Development Authority (MMA/ADA), Lovely Lass 27 Completed
6 New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), New Amsterdam 29 Completed
Boat Building Skills Training 2 Village council building, Bethany 11 Completed Wooden boats National Vocational Qualification


3 Community building, Aliki 19 Enrolled
7 Community building, Kamarang 15 Enrolled
Small Engine Repairs  Skills Training 1 Community building, Matthew’s Ridge 14 Enrolled ATV engines, outboard engines, brushcutter engines, motorbike engines National Vocational Qualification


1 RDC Building, Mabaruma 6 Enrolled
2 Essequibo Technical Institute (ETI), Anna Regina 9 Enrolled
3 Leonora Technical Vocational Training Centre, Leonora 11 Enrolled
4 Sir Donald Jackson Learning and Resource Centre, Beterverwagting 34 Not Started (due to covid-19)
4 Eddy Grant Learning Centre, Plaisance 19 Completed
5 Mahaicony Technical and Vocational Training Centre (MTVTC), Mahaicony 26 Completed
6 Vryman’s Erven Training Centre (VETC), New Amsterdam 20 Enrolled
7 Community building, Kamarang 16 Enrolled
8 Dept. of Forestry, Mahdia 15 Enrolled
9 Community building, Lethem 12 Enrolled
10 Linden Technical Institute (LTI), Linden 9 Enrolled
10 Kwakwani Village Council, Kwakwani 23 Enrolled
PV 4 Seventh-Day Adventist church, Mocha 10 Completed Solar panels National Vocational Qualification


4 BIT building, Eccles 16 Completed
4 Youth Centre, Kuru Kururu 7 Completed
4 Community building, Golden Grove 14 Near  Completion
6 Vryman’s Erven Training Centre (VETC), New Amsterdam 15 Near Completion
Construction 6 Vryman’s Erven Training Centre (VETC), New Amsterdam 14 Enrolled Carpentry, masonry, electrical installation National Vocational Qualification


Audio-Visual Training 4 Merundoi Incorporated, Georgetown 32 Completed Lighting, video recording, audio recording, video editing National Vocational Qualification


Motor Vehicle Repairs 4 Government Technical Institute, Georgetown 39 Enrolled Vehicles and light trucks Caribbean Vocational Qualification


4 Guyana Industrial Training Centre, Georgetown 24 Enrolled


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MEMO: Work Attachment Partners Wanted

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