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Becoming a Life Skills Tutor


Life Skills education is designed to teach social and interpersonal skills essential to leading a happy, healthy and productive life.

 

As a Life Skills tutor, you will conduct training in three broad areas:

  • Psychosocial skills, including interpersonal skills.
  • Societal skills, including communication skills.
  • Occupational and livelihood skills, including employability and financial management skills.

Life Skills training is available through the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training through its affiliated programmes:

  • The Multi-Sector Skills Training Programme (MuST).
  • The On-the-Job Training Programme (OJT).
  • The Retraining Programme.
  • The Youth Training and Employment Partnership Programme (YTEPP).



Can I apply to be a tutor?

You can apply to be a Life Skills Tutor if you have any of the following:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a relevant area such as sociology, psychology, education or management.
  • At least five years experience in an adult training environment.
  • A suitable combination of education and experience.

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How do I apply to be a tutor?

You must obtain and complete a Life Skills Tutor Application Form. You can download a copy of the form using the link below or pick up a copy from the STTE Life Skills Unit, which is open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except public holidays.

 

Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training

Life Skills Unit

The International Waterfront Centre

Level 16-18, Tower C

#1a Wrightson Road, Port of Spain

Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 625-1380, 625-4017, 624-5985

Fax. (868) 627-5437
E-mail:  lifeskills@gov.tt

 

You must submit the original and one copy of each of the following documents with your application:

  • Proof of your identification in the form of a valid Trinidad and Tobago National ID Card, Driver's Permit or Passport.
  • Proof of your educational qualifications (for example, certificates, diplomas, etc.).

Your completed application form, together with all required documentation, must be submitted to the Life Skills Unit at the address above.


Life Skills Tutor Application Form

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What happens after I apply?

A member of the Life Skills Unit staff will review your application and determine if you meet the minimum criteria to be a Life Skills Tutor.  If you meet the requirements, you will be required to complete the Life Skills Assignment Form, which asks a series of questions that you must answer based on your studies and experiences in teaching areas that comprise Life Skills training.  The Assignment Form can be downloaded using the link below.

 

Based on your completed Assignment Form, you may be invited to an interview by the Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training's Human Resource (HR) Division.  During the interview, you will be required to conduct a mock 20-minute Life Skills Training session.  The recruitment process usually takes four months from the date you apply to the date Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training offers you a contract.


Life Skills Assignment Form

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Where can I find more information?

For more information, please visit the Life Skills Unit of Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training online using the link below.  You may also contact the Ministry's office, which is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except public holidays.


Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training

Life Skills Unit

The International Waterfront Centre

Level 16-18, Tower C

#1a Wrightson Road, Port of Spain

Trinidad, West Indies
Tel. (868) 625-1380, 625-4017, 624-5985

Fax. (868) 627-5437

Ministry of Tertiary Education and Skills Training

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