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MuST - The Multi-Sector Skills Training Programme


The Multi-Sector Skills Training Programme (MuST) provides training in construction and hospitality and tourism for eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

Construction sector trainees receive training at construction sites and on other construction-related projects in constructive occupations.  There are two levels of training offered in the Construction cycle of the Programme (Level I and Level II).

  • Level I trainees receive training in General Construction occupations in preparation to serve as tradesmen assistants in the Construction Sector.  Trainees receive a stipend of $60.00 per day and, over the 6-month training period, cover the following categories:
    • Masonry.
    • Carpentry.
    • Welding.
    • Plumbing.
    • Electrical Installation.
    • Tile Laying.
    • Scaffolding.
    • Painting.
    • Construction Mechanical Maintenance.
  • Level II-Specialized Skill Worker Training is conducted for a period of nine months. Trainees receive a stipend of $90.00 per day and receive training in any of the following categories:
    • Masonry.
    • Construction Carpentry.
    • Welding.
    • Plumbing.
    • Electrical Installation.
    • Air conditioning.
    • Auto and Diesel Mechanics.

Hospitality and Tourism sector (Level I) trainees are trained at hospitality and tourism establishments as general hospitality workers in:

  • Food and Beverage Service.
  • Food Preparation.
  • Property Up-keep.
  • House Keeping.
  • Front Desk Operations.

All trainees are certified to National Occupational Standards through the Trinidad and Tobago National Vocational Qualification (TTNVQ) Framework, the new national accreditation system for vocational education, which enables them to pursue further education and training.  MuST is made available through the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (TEST).  Please see the Quick Links section to the left for more information about the TTNVQ Framework.




Can I apply?

To apply, you must be:

  • A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Between the ages of 18 and 50.
  • One of the following:
    • A displaced or retrenched worker.
    • A disabled person.
    • A former inmate of any Prison Service facility.

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How do I apply?

You must obtain and complete either the construction or the hospitality and tourism application form, both of which can be downloaded from the TEST website using the link below.  Application forms can also be picked up from any of the locations below:
 
Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (TEST)

The International Waterfront Centre

Levels 16-18 Tower C

#1a Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 625-1380, 625-4017, 624-5985
Fax. (868) 627-5437
E-mail: must@gov.tt       
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays  

 

Multi-Sector Skills Training Programme (MUST)
HEAD OFFICE MACOYA
Century Drive
Trincity Industrial Estate
Macoya
Tel: 663-4MIC (4642)
Fax: 663-6055
Website: http://www.mic.co.tt/home/training/programmes/must.html
Additional Contact and Location Information:
http://www.mic.co.tt/home/about-mic/locations/view-list-of-locations.html


MuST Programme North East Office
4 Circular Road
Tunapuna
Trinidad, West Indies
Opening hours: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

MuST Programme South Office
60 Gordon Street
San Fernando
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 652-5584
Opening hours: 7:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

MuST Programme Tobago Office
TLH Building
6-7 Milford Road
Scarborough
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 635-2076
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

Return your completed application form to any of the offices above and place it in the MuST Programme Application Forms collection box.


Hospitality and Tourism application form

Construction Sector application form

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What happens after I apply?

Your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the MuST entry requirements.  Your application will also be screened to identify your current skill set and to determine what training you would need to be eligible for available jobs.  If you are accepted into the Programme, a member of Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training's staff will contact you by phone and in writing within two weeks of receipt of your application.  You will then be placed in training for a period of six months and paid an hourly stipend of no less than minimum wage.

 

Trainees will be integrated with either crews on a worksite or staff at hospitality and tourism establishments for four days per week to receive training that is hands-on and work based.  One day per week will be spent off-site where Trainees will be exposed to training aimed at increasing literacy and numeracy skills and future employability.

 

Based on the work performance of each trainee and the existence of vacancies within the employer's organisation, he or she may be offered a position on a more permanent basis.  The MuST Programme will assist all those who successfully complete training to identify permanent job opportunities.

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Are there any associated fees?

There is no application fee and MuST training is provided free of charge.

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Where can I find more information?

For more information, please visit the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (TEST) website using the link below.  You may also contact the TEST office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, except public holidays.

Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (TEST)

The International Waterfront Centre

Levels 16-18 Tower C

#1a Wrightson Road, Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 625-1380, 625-4017, 624-5985
Fax. (868) 627-5437
E-mail: must@gov.tt

Multi-Sector Skills Training Programme (MUST)
HEAD OFFICE MACOYA
Century Drive
Trincity Industrial Estate
Macoya
Tel: 663-4MIC (4642)
Fax: 663-6055
Website: http://www.mic.co.tt/home/training/programmes/must.html
Additional Contact and Location Information:
http://www.mic.co.tt/home/about-mic/locations/view-list-of-locations.html


Metal Industries Company (MIC)

Century Drive

Trincity Industrial Estate

Macoya

Telephone: 663-4642 Ext. 3299


MuST Programme Tobago Office
TLH Building
6-7 Milford Road
Scarborough
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 635-2076


Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training (TEST) website

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