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Over 100 Sign Up For Training Institute- Hopefuls Complain Over Process

While over 100 people gathered at the National Training Institute to sign up for the government’s much touted programme, many of them became agitated with the process saying that it took officials all for them to assist trainee hopefuls.

The training institute that was officially opened on July 15 officially began registering people yesterday.

Kirkland Neely, a trainee hopeful, said he was at the institute from 6:00 a.m. Monday and up 3:00 p.m. he had not been able to register.

“The system that they have is not manual,” he said. “They don’t have anyone outside to explain to the people why the process is running so slow. The workers inside are unprofessional. We are trying to ask them what is going on and they don’t want to answer you. They are taking three people for an hour. They are moving too slow. It’s ridiculous that they only have five people in there serving people.”

Nikki Williamson another trainee hopeful decided to wait until the afternoon to arrive at the institute.

“The process is moving great but seeing that I just came I have a long line to wait,” she said. “I am looking for a job that will help me to grow in a profession that will probably become my career in the future.”

Davina Moss also was optimistic about the process.

“Besides the sun, the process seems to be moving along but everyone as being served as they come. This means first come, first served,” he said.

Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) President Belinda Wilson also looked in to see how the process was going.

She said while she applauds the government for its efforts, the process could be more organised.

“I think the wait is long. So if you are able to access to see how many persons you can process within a certain period, they can have various people come at staggered times instead of everyone just waiting outside,” Ms. Wilson said.

“If you know you are able to process 100 persons between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. then what you should do is use the list that you have and just invite the first day so maybe it will be more orderly. They just need to work on how they can organise themselves. But it is a good effort.”

Antoine Cunningham, who is one of the senior officials at the National Training Institute, admitted that the process appeared to be disorganised as there were over 100 people coming in.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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