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Welcome to YTEPP’s National Occupational Outlook Handbook page. For this the first series of the National Occupational Outlook Handbook, we have examined the characteristics and intricacies of various occupations within industries in Trinidad and Tobago. In this installation of the Handbook it was not possible to explore all of the jobs within each occupational area, however, over the coming months, as we produce subsequent updates, it is hoped that a significant number of the jobs in Trinidad and Tobago will be presented.

Information on the Occupational Handbook in detail

AGRO-PROCESSING

SUMMARY OF THE OCCUPATION

This skill area refers to the subset of manufacturing that processes raw materials and intermediate products derived from the agricultural sector.  The agro-processing industry therefore entails transforming products originating from agriculture, forestry as well as fisheries…. Click for more info.

AQUACULTURE

SUMMARY OF THE OCCUPATION

Aquaculture is also known as fish or shellfish farming.  It refers to the breeding, rearing and harvesting of plants and animals in all types of water environments inclusive of ponds, rivers, lakes and the ocean.  Aquaculture producers participate in the “farming’ of all kinds of freshwater and marine species of fish, shellfish, and plants….Click for more info

COSTUME DESIGN & CONSTRUCTION

Summary of the Occupation

Creative industries tap into the multiplicity of cultures and rich cultural heritage of Trinidad and Tobago.  This sector utilizes the creativity, talents and skills of its practitioners, and offers an alternative contribution to the country’s economy, in the thrust toward economic diversification…. Click for more info.

ELECTRICAL FOR YACHTING INDUSTRY

SUMMARY OF THE OCCUPATION

Trinidad and Tobago’s yachting or leisure marine industry first prospered in the early to mid-nineties when boating enthusiasts discover the benefits of the Chaguaramas peninsula, particularly when the traditional north and eastern Caribbean yacht destinations experienced the effects of strong hurricanes….Click for more info.

LIVE SOUND ENGINEERING

Summary of the occupation

The live sound industry in Trinidad and Tobago is in a state of development as persons involved in this field are now becoming more aware of what standards are required in terms of the quality of work produced and the safety requirements…. Click for more info.

MULTIMEDIA ANIMATION

SUMMARY OF THE OCCUPATION

Multimedia artists and animators are employed primarily in motion picture and video industries, advertising and computer services. They create pictures by hand and by using special computer software. These pictures form the animation or special effects seen in film, television and computer games…. Click for more info.

MUSIC PRODUCTION

Summary of the Occupation

In recent times, with the advancement in technology and the affordability of music production equipment, there has been an increase in the number of small, independent music studios, run by producers, for example, Leston Paul, Junior ‘Ibo’ Joseph and Pelham Goddard…. Click for more info.

STEEL PAN CONSTRUCTION

Summary of the Occupation

“For over 50 years the world has enjoyed the scintillating, pulsating music of the steel-band. Audiences from London to New York and beyond have been left spellbound, amazed that such rich tonal quality could come from discarded oil drums…. Click for more info.

TELEVISION PRODUCTION

SUMMARY OF THE OCCUPATION

Trinidad and Tobago’s film sector emerged in the late fifties to early sixties and was well established by the late seventies.  By this time the industry saw a handful of local productions, both feature film and for television.  Along with an outstanding geographic location,… Click for more info.

TOUR GUIDE

Summary of the Occupation

In an effort to promote economic diversification, the tourism industry in Trinidad and Tobago has been listed as one of the areas earmarked for expansion and as such, much emphasis has been placed on the promotion of both domestic and foreign tourism…. Click for more info.