After three years on the PEP (People Empowerment Programme), all trainees based at the Newtown Community Center have been informed that they will finally be assigned where their skills can be better utilized within the workforce. The trainees have also been informed that they will continue to receive their stipends.
For more than three years, the trainees have been involved in areas including cosmetology, office management and computer graphics. The courses were intended to be short-term.
According to Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Mr. Osbert DeSuza, an extensive evaluation of the programme at the Newtown Community Center has been completed.