Youth council rewards staff after training


The certificate recipients in a souvenir photograph with Mrs Van Der Westhuizen

Around 30 people were awarded in a ceremony held at the International Conference Centre on Friday, in the presence of SNYC chief executive Vicky Van Der Westhuizen.

The three courses comprised Performance Appraisal, Supervisory Skills and IGSCE in English. The duration for Performance Appraisal and Supervisory Skills were one week each, while IGCSE in English was for a year.

Addressing the guests, the SNYC director of programmes Patrick Nicette asked the awardees to use their certificate as a stepping stone to the future and that it should only mark the beginning of the road ahead.

“I advise you to not put your certificate on a shelf, or forget about it as you continue with business as usual. Convert this award into concrete actions that will take you further ahead in your career,” he said.

“Use all that you have learned wisely and share it with your colleagues as much as you can. Leaning has no limit and you should pursue knowledge as far as you possibly can.”

Maryilla Dorlin and Cathrina Baron received special awards for best performances in IGCSE in English and received their prizes from Mrs Van Der Westhuizen.

After everyone got their awards, all present were treated to a variety of dance performances by other SNYC staff.

Speaking to Seychelles Nation afterwards, the assistant human resource officer Gyra Nibourette said a training analysis was done prior to the courses, to see which areas could benefit from further training.

“We have partnered up with institutions such as the Seychelles Institute of Management and the Adult Learning Centre, where we placed our staff on training,” she said.

“The results speak for themselves and we are satisfied with their achievements.”
She added that the awardees are now expected to perform on a higher level and to also be able to pass on their knowledge to other colleagues.

All the costs for the courses were paid by the SNYC, who said they are already working on the next batch of further training for their staff, this time targeting youth workers, customer care officers and secretaries.

Meanwhile, a group has already started classes after enrolling in an IGCSE in Maths course.

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