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Youth Development and Apprenticeship Centres


Youth Development and Apprenticeship Centres (YDAC) offer a variety of training programmes for young men and women between the ages of 15 and 17. There are three YDACs, located at Chatham, Presto Praesto and El Dorado.  Each YDAC offers a two-year residential training programme. Participants learn personal development skills, basic literacy and numeracy, and occupational skills such as plumbing, welding, construction carpentry, food preparation, garment construction, small appliances, auto mechanics, computer literacy, sport, culture and agriculture. A stipend of TT$45.00 per month is offered to participants.




How do I apply?

Notices are published in local newspapers before the start of each training programme.  Applicants must fill out an application form and then attend a selection interview.  Application forms are available at the Ministry of Sport regional offices.

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Who should apply?

Youths between the ages of 15 and 17 are encouraged to apply for this programme.

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Where can I find more information?

For more information, please contact the Ministry of Sport.

Ministry of Sport 
12 Abercromby Street
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 625-5622/8874-5
Fax. (868) 624-5505
Opening hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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