The Government of India has decided to increase the number Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Training Slots allocated to Antigua and Barbuda from the current 3 to 5 with immediate effect.
The decision of the Government of India as a goodwill gesture towards the Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda emanates from the close and cordial relations between the two countries and long standing partnership of 55 years in ITEC.
The consistent efforts of the High Commission of India has now resulted in the training slots for Antigua and Barbuda getting increased to help the country create a large pool of skilled and technically qualified manpower in various sectors for its growth.
The Government of India provides capacity building assistance to 160 partner countries and ITEC is considered as a vehicle to share India’s vast and unique experience of growth and development through capacity building and training.
The courses under ITEC will provide wide and diverse range of skills and discipline such as agriculture, irrigation, IT and Telecommunications, finance and accounts, audit, banking, education, planning and administration and parliamentary affairs, crime records, textiles and rural developments, renewable energy, tool design, small enterprises and entrepreneurship development, etc.
The High Commission would like the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and its people to avail the increased training slots fully before March 31, 2020 and to take advantage of these important courses for the country’s economic growth and prosperity.
The revised system of ITEC also allows the High Commission to accept applications from persons nominated by Private Sector companies, Chambers of Commerce, Commercial Associations, etc.
High Commission is happy to receive applications from such individual applicants and process it for providing them the opportunity for training in India and making them skilled and eligible for better job opportunities in Antigua and Barbuda.
This way, the High Commission is able to encourage private citizens of Antigua and Barbuda to apply for ITEC Training Programme and avail the opportunity for training in India.
The other countries of concurrent accreditation with the High Commission of India in Georgetown, i.e. Guyana (50 slots), St. Kitts & Nevis (5 slots), Anguilla (3 Slots) and CARICOM (5 Slots) have also been allocated with Training Slots under ITEC Programme.