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Joining the Trinidad and Tobago Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)

The Trinidad and Tobago Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) helps prepare young adults for a productive life through practical job skills training combined with exercises and experiences that promote positive changes in attitude and behaviour. The CCC falls under the authority of the Ministry of National Security.

Can I join?

You are eligible to join CCC if you are:

  • A citizen of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Between 16 and 25 years of age.
  • Unemployed.

Persons with criminal convictions may apply to CCC if they meet the eligibility requirements above. The programme has no drug testing policy, however, the possession or use of alcohol or illegal drugs on the programme will result in disciplinary action.

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How do I apply?

You must obtain and complete the Specialised Youth Service Programmes application form, which can be obtained from any of the CCC Regional Offices listed at the bottom of this page. You must be cleared for physical activity by a physician. The physician who examines you must complete the appropriate section of your application form.
The CCC will advertise the start dates of upcoming training cycles from time to time. You must take your completed application form to any CCC Regional Office at least one week before the start date of the training, along with the following documentation: 

  • The original and one copy of your identification in the form of your National ID card, Driver's Permit or Passport.
  • The original and one copy of your Birth Certificate, with supporting affidavit, if necessary.
  • Two passport photos taken no more than one month prior to your application.
  • Your bank account information, to facilitate payment of your stipend.

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What happens after I apply?

After you apply, the CCC will grade your application. You are then called for an interview at the nearest regional office. Based on the scores from the application and interview, you may be selected to be a trainee on the program. Successful candidates will be contacted by phone and in writing regarding the start date of their training cycle.

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What typically takes place during training?

Training is offered at different times during the year, but each six-month training cycle includes two months of induction (life skills) training and four months of on-the-job training (OJT). Training is conducted eight hours per day, Monday through Friday, and trainees are paid a stipend of TT$70.00 per day, which is credited fortnightly to the trainee's bank account.


Formal training is provided by the Trinidad and Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute (TTHTI) and the Metal Industries Company (MIC), with support from the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, government ministries, and private companies during the OJT Phase.

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What happens after training has been completed?

Some trainees are retained on the program and trained for possible employment as a junior staff member (Assistant Team Commanders). This appointment includes a stipend of TT$120.00 per day for the Assistant Team Commanders (ATC). Upon successful promotion to the position of Junior Team Commanders (JTC), stipend increases to TT$210.00 per day.

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Are there any associated fees?

There is no application fee, but you may incur some costs associated with getting the required medical examination.

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Where can I find more information?

For further information, please visit the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) website or contact the CCC Headquarters or any of the Regional Offices listed below.


Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Headquarters
1 CCC Street
Beetham Gardens
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 625-2652
Fax. (868) 625-9557


Central Regional Headquarters
Woodford Lodge
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 689-5264,
Fax. (868) 665-9425


South West Regional Headquarters
South Oropouche Community Centre
South Oropouche
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 689-5273,
Fax. (868) 677-2370


North Central Regional Headquarters
Old Mausica Teachers Training College
Mausica Road
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 689-5263,
Fax. (868) 646-5404


North West Regional Headquarters
Jean Pierre Complex
Wrightson Road
Port of Spain
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 623-8656
Fax. (868) 689-5262


South East Regional Headquarters
Libertville Community Centre
Rio Claro
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 689-5267,
Fax. (868) 644-1010


North East Regional Headquarters
Henderson & Brierly St.
Sangre Grande (Next to T&TEC)
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 691-5463, 689-5261
Fax. (868) 691-5463


Tobago Regional Headquarters
Mt. St. George
Youth Camp, Blenhiem
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 689-5275
Fax. (868) 660-2445


South Central Regional Headquarters
St. Croix Community Centre
St. Croix Road
Princes Town
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 655-0457
Fax. (868) 689-5265

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