School leavers that missed out on a space to continue their studies at tertiary institutions have other schools that they can apply to and learn skills or upgrade their marks. The lucky ones get jobs straight after grade 12 but others that are unable to can still further their education.
The Limana Vocational Training Centre located at Gordons, in the National Capital District was established by the OLSH Sisters and offers a variety of courses, including tourism and hospitality, business and Grade 9 and 10 studies via Flexible Open and Distance Education (FODE) for Grade 8 school leavers.
“The one year programs are for the grade 9’s and Grade 10’s. We have short courses for National Certificates 1 and 2 for office administration, hospitality operations, commercial cookery, dress making and tailoring.”
Deputy Manageress for the school, Ms Ivy Labradores said this when asked about the courses the school provides.
She added that they have 3 month courses for hospitality for food and beverage and cookery, front office and housekeeping. They also offer 3-6 month courses for IT.
“For students that wish to do grade 9 via FODE, we will only accept students that completed grade 8 between 2018 and 2020. Students that completed grade 8 before won’t be accepted.”
“We will not take in any grade 10 transfers, we will accept grade 9’s and they can continue to grade 10.”
“For the other courses, we will accept those that have completed grade 10 and grade 12.”
“Those that are working and wish to get a National Certificate can come and register for any of our courses.”
Registration for grade 9 and 10 started ran for two weeks and ended last Friday for classes to begin on toady.
As for the short courses, registration is still ongoing and will close at the end of March.