The high unemployment rate and restlessness among young men and women in his Dennery community has always concerned Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa team member, Anius Regis, and when he saw the opportunity to help stem this problem, he grabbed it with both hands.
Regis, known in his community a “Tiny‟, wanted to help build the skillset and qualifications of his neighbors which would ultimately better prepare them to find employment. So, with funding from the Sandals Foundation through its Team Member Support Project (TMSP) initiative, Regis has brought a skills training program for youngsters to his community.
Through this initiative, The Sandals Foundation supports one winning project proposal from each of the resort chain‟s 26 properties across the Caribbean with funding of up to US$2500.
Fortunately for the 56 Dennery residents who will be participating in the programme, Regis‟ proposal was selected as the winning project from Sandals Regency La Toc Golf Resort and Spa.
The programme will be delivered through the National Enrichment Learning Unit and will include courses in tiling, human relations, cake making and decorating, electrical installation and plumbing.
All participants are expected to be certified in their respective areas by the end of the programme this August.
The Sandals Foundation recently marked its 10th anniversary, having impacted over 850,000 people across the Caribbean.