Vryman's Erven Training Centre
HISTORY OF V.E.T.C
The Smythfield Drop-In Centre is a recreational and educational facility that houses the Angoy’s Avenue Adolescent Youth Friendly Space and the President Youth Award: Republic of Guyana programme. The centre commenced its programme in September 1993. It was first a training base for the National Service staff members who were working at Kembia, etc.
All programmes offers are non-residential. At Smythfield, young people from the surrounding areas come to participate in short programmes done in collaboration with Non-governmental Organisation (NGOs) and other social organisations. The nature of these programmes requires no entry-level test, they are primarily practical courses done on a part-time basis.
Activities are held from 16:00 hrs – 21:00 hrs daily.
At Vryman’s Erven Training Centre, youths between the ages of 16 to 25 participate in short programmes offered by the Department of Culture, Youth and Sport and other Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs). The nature of these programmes requires a basic entry-level test.
The programmes at Vryman’s Erven Training Centre are six (6) month courses tailored primarily for out-of-school youths. A stipend is being paid to these students.
Classes are held from 08:30 – 16:00 hrs Monday to Thursday and 08:30 hrs to15:00 on Friday.
Students of the above programme are also exposed to Remedial Mathematics, English and Civic Education. After four and half months of training, students are shortlisted to do six (6) weeks Work Attachment at various agencies in the county.
All students must possess the following criteria before registering or being enrolled into the Vryman's Erven Training Centre:
- Must be between 16 - 25 years
- Choose a Skill Area
- Take a Basic Competency Test
- Copy of your Birth Certificate
- One recent passport size photo
The training covers a total of six (6) months, and the classes are held during Mondays to Fridays from 08:30 hrs to 16:00 hrs daily.
- Monthly Stipend
- Educational Tours
- 4-H Clubs
- Remedial Mathematics and English
- Civic Education
This house is a three-times defending champion with the VETC Sports Cup. It was created in 2018 and is currently led by two coaches; Miss Juanita Ross and Mr. Lawrence Alleyne. They have been energetic since the first day of creation, while aiming towards their motto:
"We get the rhythm, we get the beat, we get the athletes with the fastest feet"
The Super Smurf house is a three-times runner-up for the Annual Sports Competition. They aim towards achieving their goals, as long as they keep their hands together. It is currently led by Mr. Cleveland Rose and Miss Faith Ross.