With preparations underway for implementation of the second phase of the Home Help program, the National Initiative for Creation of Employment N.I.C.E. through its National Apprenticeship and Placement Program (NAPP), held a Training of Trainers (T.O.T) on May 04th – Tuesday May 12th 2015. The TOT was held at the St. Lucia National Mental Wellness Centre and was conducted by retired Nurse and Master Trainer Ms. Patricia Joseph. A total of 10 participants were trained.
The aim of the training session was to ensure that facilitators were adequately equipped with the skills and techniques for the delivery of training in Geriatric Care utilizing Caribbean Vocational Qualification Standards.
The workshop covered the following areas:
v Orientation to Competency Based Education & Training; And CVQ Standards
v Adult Learning Principles
v Training Management and
v Effective communication
The training also included 2 days of teach-back methodology where each participant was assessed on a presentation a full lesson.
In phase 2 of the program, the facilitators will train approximately 150 Care Givers island-wide against the Caribbean Vocational Qualification – level 2 standard. Participants of the Home Help have the opportunity to obtain regionally recognized certification in Caring for the Older Adult, which would allow them to work and apply their skills in St. Lucia and other CARICOM islands.