Saint Lucia launches first-ever Public Service Training Institute

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Saint Lucia launches first-ever Public Service Training Institute

BeforeTypClassroomPRESS RELEASE – The Training Division of the Ministry of the Public Service, Information and Broadcasting, currently operates two training rooms, one with a seating capacity of fifteen (15), and the other with a seating capacity of twenty-five (25).

 The spatial constraints have restricted the number of people that can be trained at any given time, thereby resulting in the sub-optimal use of allocated resources. The absence of break-out rooms and videoconferencing technology have also affected the quality of training being offered.

In order to address these short comings, the Ministry of the Public Service, Information and Broadcasting will formally launch the Public Service Training Institute (PSTI) on Wednesday, May 24, 2016 at 10:00am.  The PSTI is located in the former Spinners building at Union.   

Among the key strategic objectives of the Public Service Training Institute are the adoption of a competency-based approach to human resource training and development in the public service, in keeping with objectives identified for training in the Ministry of the Public Service, Information and Broadcasting’s Strategic Plan for 2014-2017; formulation of customized learning and development programmes to meet the deficiencies identified by the Learning Needs Assessment;  and building  capacity within government ministries/department by strengthening human resources in accordance with service delivery and policy and programme objectives.

 

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  1. Wait we actually patting ourselves on the back , wth , this was suppose to be done years ago , we are such fools ain't even funny. Smfh at my elders ...........

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  2. Good effort on setting up the training facilities.
    I hope the PSTI is to update the professional and technical skills of the workers and not to teach basics like Customer Service, Word Processing and How to write a business letter. Not to say these are not important, they are most definitely lacking and remarkably so, but they should be basic entry requirements. Just saying, you haven't mastered those things, you should not be behind a desk or telephone of the Public Service! My tax dollars should not be paying for deficiencies that secondary school should have taken care of.
    We spend way too many resources in this country trying to clean up messes instead of planning properly and trying to avoid them altogether. There is so much repair work undertaken in this country, patches that can be avoided- it breaks my heart.
    Recruitment into the Public Service should be tougher, say, the implementation of an entrance exam perhaps? Particularly for front-end staff, as they are most times the first point of contact with their employers- THE PUBLIC.
    I think it ridiculous that I have come across so many incompetent and lazy persons in our ministries. For such a significant number in a random sample, these encounters indicate a HUGE problem. I feel sorry for the professionals in there, those who actually work well, for they are overworked or stuck in the trap of a 'contract'. But that's for another forum...

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  3. I would like to inform that this not the first ever public service training institute in this country

    Sir/Madam for your information, this is totally incorrect. In the late 1970s such an institute existed in St. Lucia. The Director of that institute back then was a gentleman by the name of Mr. Laurie Auguste, who's now diseased

    Further, Mr. Joseph Alexander who's also diseased was the principle training officer at that Department and eventually became its Director back then.

    That Department was located on Chaussee Road on the exact spot where Shoe Circus is now situated. Also, I think at one time it was located in the building now housing the Labour Department.

    Rather than the authorities putting things in historical context, they are busy dubbing everything as first time.

    What a society called St. Lucia.

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