June 19, 2012

Continuing to Train the Trainers in Haiti

Professor Pierre Elysee addressing Train the Trainer participants

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, many people and organizations provided valuable aid to the country. Support continues to flow to Haiti, but an expected reduction has taken place as time has passed. Wentworth’s Train the Trainer program, now in its third year, is designed to provide project management and construction management skills to a core group of Haitian professionals who can lead the country in its restoration efforts.  

This year’s program brought 45 Haitian nationals to campus for a free, two-week intensive training program. Over the past three years, the program has trained 125 Haitian professionals who have gone on to train hundreds of people in Haiti. “The impact of the training will last for generations to come,” said Pierre Elysee, assistant professor and founder of the Train the Trainer program.

The program culminated in a graduating ceremony celebrating the successful completion of the program. Certificates were awarded to all the participants, representing a diverse combination of government, private industry, non-government, and higher education professionals. The graduation ceremony was also attended by Marjorie Alexandre Brunache, Counsel Minister for the General Consulate of Haiti in Boston.

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