Bright future for over 70 Milat graduates
Seventy-one (71) young men between the ages of 16 – 20, now have a bright future ahead of them as they graduated from the Military-Led Academic Training (MiLAT) Programme on Saturday 23 June, 2018 at Teteron Barracks, Chaguaramas.
Minister of National Security Major General (Ret'd) the Honourable Edmund Dillon was on hand to personally congratulate the graduating Cadets on their successful completion of the rigorous programme consisting of academics, physical training and life skills.
Minister Dillon reminded the Cadets to “always remember that your choices have consequences. You have all made the right choice through this programme; this is why today you are able to reap the benefits of success”. He urged them to continue to make the right choice as they go forward into the world of work. He challenged the young men to make a positive difference in their respective communities, giving each them the charge to inspire at least ten (10) young persons by practicing what they have learnt in their training.
The Minister also took the opportunity to recognise the contribution of the MiLAT programme director Major Cheryl Richardson and her team for a job well done in preparing the young men for national service.
The Ministry of National Security’s MiLAT programme is administered by the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force and conducted in accordance with the Ministry’s crime fighting strategy, which includes providing alternative opportunities for socialisation and training for the nation’s young people, consistent with Government’s efforts in creating the conditions for social advancement across all segments of the population, particularly the youth.