Government of Saint Lucia
Go to Homepage


[Site Map]

[Contact Us]

Search this Site

Emphasis placed on training public servants says minister Montoute

Governor General
Prime Minister
The Cabinet
The Senate
House of Assembly
Overseas Missions
The Constitution
The Staff Orders
Collective Agreement
Photo Gallery

National Television Network
Watch NTN Live

Saint Lucia Gazette
Press Releases
About Saint Lucia
Frequently Asked Questions
Web Links
Government Directory
Browse by Agency
Site Help


Contact:  Sherlana Ernest


Friday 1 July 2011 It may not be a known fact but a crucial aspect to our development, is the improvement and enhancement of our human capital base.


For this reason, the Ministry of Public Service has and continues to invest heavily in various in-house training programs aimed at providing the requisite skills to enhance performance on the job.


“We recognize that improving competencies of public officers is necessary for the achievement of an efficient and effective public service. To date, several training programs have been undertaken, such as “Leadership Development & Coaching”, “Performance Management”, “Communication Skills/Report Writing”, “Professional Ethics”, “Orientation for New Entrants into the Public Service”, “e-Laws for e-Government Enablement”, and “Interpersonal Skills” to name a few.”


In addition, public officers are provided with many opportunities for long-term training through scholarship awards, study leave and tuition refund programs.


“The Government recognizes that the youth of today will be the future leaders of tomorrow.  They can play a more significant role in the achievement of national development goals.  We need, therefore, to provide opportunities for their development: opportunities for them to use their creativity, develop their leadership skills and in so doing, influence policy decisions in the public service.”   


Minister Montoute says measures are being put in place to enhance the existing facilities in the public service designed to further engage the youth. Among existing initiatives are the Summer Employment Program, Work-Attachment Program and the Cadetship Program.


 [Site Help]

© 2011 Government Information Service. All rights reserved.

Read our privacy guidelines.