Sign Language Training For Responders

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Ministry News

Emergency responders and community volunteers will now be better able to communicate with the deaf during a disaster, after recently completing a sign language course. Police officers and members of the Barbados Coast Guard, the Barbados Fire Service and the District Emergency Organisations took part in the All Hands on Deck programme hosted by the Department of Emergency Management (DEM). …

DEM Hosting Sign Language Course

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) has commenced a sign language interpretation course to train emergency responders and community volunteers to lend assistance to the deaf community if the need arises. Under the theme: All Hands on Deck, the first training session is being conducted at the DEM’s Warrens headquarters from today, Tuesday, September 12, to Wednesday, September 20.  The …

Training Can Break Poverty Cycle

Julie Carrington Ministry News

Acting Chief Labour Officer, Victor Felix, views training as the impetus to moving persons out of poverty and assisting vulnerable groups to integrate within the society. He expressed this view recently while addressing the closing ceremony of the Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development’s sign language training programme at the Warrens Office Complex. Mr. Felix pointed out …

HR Development Policy For All

Julie Carrington Ministry News

The Ministry of Labour, Social Security and Human Resource Development will soon be implementing its National Human Resource Development Policy with a key focus on dealing with persons who are “differently able”. Human Resource Development Specialist in the Ministry’s Human Resource Development Strategy Implementation Unit, Orville Lynch, made this announcement recently while addressing the closing ceremony for a sign language …

NDU To Hold Sign Language Classes

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The National Disabilities Unit (NDU) will resume Sign Language classes on Tuesday, April 25. Basic Level II classes for adults will be conducted at the Irving Wilson School, The Pine, St. Michael, two evenings per week – Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays – from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Trainer of Trainers Sign Language course will also be held …

Sign Language Courses Resume In Jan.

Deirdre Gittens Ministry News

The National Disabilities Unit will resume its Sign Language classes on Monday, January 16, 2017. Basic Level I classes for adults will be conducted at the Irving Wilson School, The Pine, St. Michael, two evenings per week – Mondays and Wednesdays, or Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Trainer of Trainers Sign Language course will also be …