Training

Overview

With a population of 8,472 people, little by way of natural, financial or technological resources, the people of Soufriere represent the community’s biggest resource. Despite the abundance of the human resource, most are untrained. Aware that the economic growth of Soufriere can only be initiated and sustained through an adequate supply of trained human resources, the Soufriere Foundation set about creating a Training Department to set about to accomplish its vision of ‘contributing towards the development of the community’s human resources’. Since then many Soufrierians have benefitted from the Soufriere Foundation’s training initiatives.

Why do we train

The objectives of our training programmes are to:

  • Provide unemployed individuals with marketable skills thereby increasing their opportunities for employment
  • Improve existing skills of working class persons to raise the overall quality of service delivery within the community
  • Strengthen capacity of individuals to serve on groups
  • Improve ability of community groups to seek funding to undertake development work
  • Enhance productivity of local organizations and make them more profitable

What programmes do we offer

The programmes we offer are developed to improve the personal and collective needs of persons/groups.

Training Application Form

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BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Starting Date: 20/Jul/ 2011
Duration: 9 months
Location: Soufriere Primary School
Target Audience: Unemployed persons, post secondary school graduates and employed persons seeking better paying jobs and/or promotion
Principal Objective: To prepare participants for middle management positions

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TRAVEL, TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY

Starting Date: 20/Jul/2011
Duration: 9 months
Location: Soufriere Primary School
Target Audience: Unemployed persons, post secondary school graduates and employed persons seeking better paying jobs and/or promotion
Principal Objective: To prepare participants for middle management positions in the tourism and hospitality industry


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CULINARY ARTS (COOKERY)

Starting Date: 04/Jul/2011
Duration: 3 months (theory) + 1 month (internship)
Location: Soufriere Comprehensive School
Target Audience: Untrained and unemployed persons
Principal Objective: To teach participants the knowledge and skills to prepare pastries and local and international cuisine

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Grant Proposal Writing


Community group members


To provide participants with the skills to prepare grant proposals

First Aid/CPR


Active community members, vendors, taxi drivers, teachers and tour guides


To provide participants with the knowledge and skills to apply first aid or CPR to needy persons during medical emergencies at the workplace, home and in public.
Association Management


Executive members of associations and directors of local boards


To strengthen the capacity of participants to conduct the business of their organizations and inevitably improve its performance.

Customer Service


Customer service representatives, tour guides and front office staff


To train participants to deliver effective customer service

Spanish Language


Tourism industry workers, students and other interested persons


To train participants to read, write and converse in basic Spanish

Tour Guiding


Young, unemployed persons


To educate participants on the importance of tourism and how to deliver a tour professionally

Disaster Management


Local community groups and community activists


To introduce and examine the different types of disasters and their effects, to participants

Bartending and Waitressing


Untrained and unemployed persons


To teach participants the basic skills of bartending and waitressing

Basic Accounts for Small Businesses Owners


Small contractors and small business owners


To train participants to interpret basic accounting informationn and to perform basic accounting functions within their businesses

Capacity Building


Local community group members


To improve the ability of participants to work as a team towards a common goal

Hospitality Studies


Untrained and unemployed persons


To introduce participants to the rudiments of the hospitality industry

Culinary Skills


Untrained and unemployed persons


To improve the knowledge and skills of participants interested in working in food and pastry preparation

Housekeeping


Untrained and unemployed persons


To teach participants the knowledge and skills to offer excellent housekeeping service