The Department of labour, in conjunction with a number of stakeholders in St. Vincent and the Grenadines commenced a program on the use of labour market information, in national planning and policy formulation.
The program is one of several activities under the Project for the Establishment of a Labour Market Information System, for the Proper Management of the Regime for the Free Movement of Skills within the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) and is funded under the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).
Speaking at the opening ceremony on Monday 7th November, that took place at the e-Government Centre, upstairs the CLICO Building, Ms. Olivia Smith, Deputy Program Manager at the CSME Unit in Barbados, said that the program is a very important exercise and that the necessary systems must be in place for policy development and planning.
Dr. Williams House, Facilitator of the Program, highlighted what the participants can expect during the program. He noted that over the next four days he hoped that people will learn a lot about the importance of Labour Market Information, how much Labour Market Information we have in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and where are the gaps.
Approximately 20 persons are scheduled to participate in the four-day training program.