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Ministry introduces custodial training with CMI

October 31, 2014
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BERMUDA — The Ministry of Home Affairs has announced that "in a simultaneous effort to get Bermudians back to work and reduce the issuance of work permits in the field," they have initiated a Custodial Technician Certification training program in collaboration with industry partners, including the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI), according to the Bernews.

The two-week course was held at the Bermuda College, January 20-31; there were 12 participants in the course, the article stated.

According to the article, the first week of the course involved soft skills training such as understanding the importance of time management, having a strong work ethic and understanding and communicating effectively with customers, while the second week of the course dealt with industry standards regarding cleaning, including learning and understanding the basic types of cleaning agents and identifying the physical actions of cleaning agents.

"Our immigration data indicates that the issuance of work permits in the custodial field is quite high. So we have tasked the Department of Workforce Development to identify areas in the job market where we can realistically introduce training courses to equip Bermudians with the necessary skills to assume these jobs in our workforce," said Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy.

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