ESH has formulated a number of ways to increase the skills base on the island by assisting individuals and businesses expand their knowledge. ESH works closely with other organisations to support skills development.
Apprenticeship Programme: The St Helena Community College within the Education Directorate of SHG operates an apprenticeship programme that is targeted at supporting both post-school youth and also those adults in need of re-training within the workforce.
Schools participation: Traditional industries play a significant role for the St Helenian economy, and as such the youth are educated and encouraged to take up one of these trades. With up-skilling seen as key to growth of the economy, each primary school on the island now has a ‘poly-tunnel’ as a learning and development tool. The secondary school runs vocational training programmes, including cookery classes at the hospitality training facility at Bertrand’s Cottage. ESH is always interested in new educational initiatives and welcome any proposals that would benefit St Helena’s youth.
Hospitality Training: In 2012 a hospitality training facility was established for students interested in a career in hospitality who can enrol and work towards earning their NVQ. On the job training is overseen by Hospitality & Upskilling Manager, Michael Harper, who not only works closely with students and scholars, but assists local hospitality businesses prosper.
Click here to contact the ESH for further information about the hospitality and construction vocational training courses.