On Wednesday, 29 June 2016, the Human Resource Development Unit (HRDU) of the Department of Public Administration (DPA), Prime Minister’s Ministry, held an Orientation session, the 3rd such session held for successful candidates to the China Bilateral Short-Term programme.
In attendance was the Ambassador to the PRC in Grenada, Her Excellency Madam Ou Boquian.
Two were previously held for participants who attended the recently concluded seminars for:
- Journalists and Editors of Grenada: 11 to 31 May 2016
- Stadium Maintenance Technology: 28 May to 16 June 2016
Already for 2016, 60 Grenadians from the Private & Public Sectors have benefitted from these bilateral training opportunities geared at building capacity among Public Officers and Private Sector employees; improving personal growth & equipping them with the necessary skills for better job performance and service to their customers/clients.
While the Multilateral programme has been ongoing since its commencement in 2006, the Bilateral Programmes were newly introduced to Grenada in 2015 with the offering of 3 Bilateral programmes that increased to four 4 in 2016. Grenada is the first Caribbean Country to have negotiated these Bilateral courses which has seen to date 130 persons benefiting from this Bilateral arrangement.
There remains the 4th Bilateral training course on Biotechnology Application in Food Industries for Grenada, scheduled from 2 to 29 September 2016, in Beijing, China.
An invitation is hereby extended to interested persons to apply through the DPA for this course by 15 July 2016. Contact No. 440-3767.
The Government of Grenada continues to work closely with the Chinese Officials in Grenada, and this has seen a steady increase in the number of Grenadians benefiting from participation in both the Bilateral & Multilateral training courses. Altogether, for the first half of the year 2016, over 100 persons have already benefited; and from the China Short-Term programmes’ inception, to date, well over 500 persons have experienced the Chinese culture and benefited from China’s expertise.