YTEPP - The Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme

YTEPP Limited is an agency of the Ministry of Education with the core mandate of providing  technical and vocational skills training to various at-risk nationals between the ages of 15 to 60 (including youth, unemployed, retrenched/displaced persons and convicted inmates), which would enhance their chances of securing wage employment or self-employment.  

The Youth Training Department positions young persons between the ages of 15 to 35 years, to acquire the requisite skills to become successful business owners or increase their marketability. Training is holistic in scope and provides vocational skills training, entrepreneurial development and life skills to enhance the quality of life of our participants.  

The Retraining Department, targets persons between the ages of 25 and 60 years who are retrenched, displaced and unemployed. Courses offered are designed to equip unemployed individuals with new and transferable skills needed to enhance their opportunities for employment and self-employment. 

Over the period 2008 to 2018, YTEPP Limited have trained over 80,000 persons in a wide range of Technical and Vocational skills that are in demand. These sectors include Construction, Agricultural, Creative, Personal Services, Hospitality and Tourism, Maritime, and Manufacturing which lead to certification via the National Examinations Council (NEC) or the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ). Trainees enrolled in the programmes also receive Career Enhancement/Life Skills training, while some beneficiaries also received training in Micro-Entrepreneurship.

Can I apply?

Citizens of Trinidad and Tobago between the ages of 15 – 60 can apply to YTEPP Limited.
15 – 35 years: Youth Training
25 – 60 years: Retraining (for retrenched and displaced workers)
* For citizens, you will need a proof of identification in the form of: a valid Trinidad and Tobago Birth Certificate, Driver's Permit, National Identification Card, or Passport.

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How do I apply?

YTEPP Limited will publish media advertisements providing information on application deadlines for each of the training cycles.  


Youth Training
Log on to or visit any of our Day-Time Centres to complete an application form. (Electronic Birth Certificate PIN or Passport Number and a valid email address are mandatory for submission of online form)
Please contact any of YTEPP Limited's four full-time centres using the information at the bottom of this page, for details regarding other locations.


Log on to or visit any YTEPP Office to complete an application form.  You will be interviewed by telephone for selection.

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What happens after I apply?

Once you are selected, YTEPP would contact you for the registration process. The following items would be required for that process:   

  • Registration fee of $120.00 (non-refundable)
  • One passport sized photo, taken not more than one month prior to application.
  • One form of picture ID
  • (ID Card; Driver’s Permit; Passport)
  • Electronic Birth Certificate
  • Information for stipend
    • Name and location of your bank.
    • Your bank account number.
    • Your NIS number.

You will then be placed in training at one of YTEPP Limited's training centres/location of course.  You will also be paid a stipend of TT$60.00 a day, paid monthly.

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What happens after training has been completed?

At the end of your training period, your assessments will be submitted to the respective certifying bodies, that is, the National Training Agency or the National Examination Council (depending on the course you did). Once certificates are ready, a national graduation ceremony will be held and you will be invited to attend and receive your certificate.  YTEPP Limited has an Employment Bureau Department to link graduates with employers seeking skilled labor, making the employment process more accessible to trainees.  The Bureau seeks employment in all YTEPP Limited’s vocational areas.

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Where can I find more information?

For more information, please visit the YTEPP Limited website using the link below.  You may also contact any of YTEPP Limited's four full-time centres for details between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

YTEPP Ltd. Head Office
Woodford Lodge Road, Chaguanas, 
Trinidad and Tobago.
Tel. (868) 672-5411/9837
Fax. (868) 672-9124 

YTEPP North Office
#14 Label Boulevard
New Trincity Industrial Estate
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 642-7513 / 640-1719

YTEPP South Office
76 Rushworth Street
San Fernando
Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 657-9962 / 653-3045

YTEPP Tobago Office
#79 Milford Road
Tobago, West Indies
Tel. (868) 635-1872 / 660-7383

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