MiLAT celebrates 71 Graduates!
Minister of National Security Major General (Ret'd) the Honourable Edmund Dillon (front row, centre) recently attended the MiLAT Graduation ceremony at Teteron Barracks in Chaguaramas.

Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of National Security the Honourable Glenda Jennings-Smith (third from right); Acting Chief of Defence Staff Colonel Darnley Wyke (third from left); Deputy Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Security Ms. Florette Clarke (second from right); and MILAT Programme Director Major Cheryl Richardson (right) were also on hand to congratulate the 71 Cadets.
We salute Mr. Gad Peters!
MiLAT salutes Mr. Gad Peters, Best All Round Cadet at the MiLAT Graduation Ceremony that was held on 23 June, 2018 at Teteron Barracks.
Minister of National Security Major General (Ret'd) the Honourable Edmund Dillon was on hand to award Mr. Peters for his outstanding achievement, and to congratulate the graduating Cadets on their successful completion of the rigorous programme of academics, physical training and life skills.
Thanks for registering!
The Military-Led Academic Training (MiLAT) Programme would like to thank all those interested persons who registered with the programme over the last few months up until the 29 March, 2018 deadline for acceptance into the new class of MiLAT students later this year.
We are carefully considering each applicant, and we will be in touch with you soon!

If you missed the 29 March, 2018 deadline, you can still contact us at the number below for more information about the programme and future registration.
academic coursework &
certified instruction
for at-risk young men

MiLAT Cadets learn Mathematics, English Language, Physical Education, Life Skills, Computer Literacy, Human and Social Biology, Music, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Religious Instruction and Remedial Reading (if needed).

They also become certified and experienced in First Aid, CPR, Land Navigation, Survival Training, and more.

Turn your life around for the better. Register today.
Fun Activities
As part of the MiLAT Academy's commitment to developing our Cadets' character, we organise fun activities, competitions and contests to promote and encourage teamwork, healthy competition and brotherly camaraderie.

Our activities include outings to historical sites, Carnival Calypso and Ole Mas competitions, and Football, Basketball and Cricket competitions and other sporting events.

positive mentorship & academic achievement for young men
MiLAT is the ONLY social intervention programme in Trinidad and Tobago that specifically targets at-risk young men aged 16-20 years. We offer a secure environment, positive guidance, holistic development and experienced academic instruction. With our expertise, our Cadets will graduate as academically qualified and upstanding young men with a brighter future.
Join our team. Make a difference.
MiLAT is always on the lookout for talented, motivated individuals. Join our team of Defence Force staff, teachers, social workers, maintenance and IT employees. Make a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of our nation's at-risk young men.

MiLAT: Positive Mentorship, Academic Instruction

  • Positive mentorship


    MiLAT provides a Safe, Structured and Regulated setting within which at-risk young men interact with Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force personnel and non-military professionals, benefit from positive mentorship and reinforcement, and receive assistance rebuilding their ambitions, hopes and dreams.


    MiLAT's ultimate goal is to help our Cadets: (i) Develop a Positive Character, (ii) Learn and enhance their Vocational and para-military Training Skills, and (iii) Attain their Academic Certification in an alternative environment, in order to improve their chances of attaining a better quality of life.

  • Academic Instruction


    During their 2-year tenure at MiLAT, Cadets attend classes and receive instruction in the following academic subjects:
    Mathematics, English Language, Physical Education, Life Skills, Computer Studies, Human and Social Biology, Music, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, Social Studies, Religious Instruction and Remedial Reading (if needed).


    Cadets are also introduced to a para-military curriculum of:
    Foot Drill, Physical Training, First Aid, Land Navigation, CPR, Survival Training, and Life Saving.


    In the event that additional training is needed at any professional institutions or organisations, transport is provided by the MiLAT Academy.


    Character Development


    In addition to attending classes, Cadets must participate in ONE activity for a prescribed number of hours each academic year, as determined by MiLAT staff members. The activity may be any of the following:
    (i) Community Service,
    (ii) Environmental Maintenance,
    (iii) Culinary Duties,
    (iv) Agriculture, or
    (v) Pisciculture.

MiLAT Registration Guidelines

To ensure that you successfully register with the MiLAT Academy, please follow our guidelines.
To register with MiLAT, you must have completed AT LEAST 3 YEARS OF SECONDARY SCHOOL EDUCATION.

  • 1. Get your documents

    Four (4) passport photographs of yourself.
    One (1) copy of your Parent or Guardian’s valid Trinidad and Tobago Identification card.
    One (1) copy of your valid Trinidad and Tobago Birth Certificate.
    One (1) copy of your Immunization Card.
    One (1) valid Transcript from your last secondary school.

  • 2. Print and fill out the forms

    Get the application form here. The medical section of this form must be filled out by your physician.


    Get the Behavioural Matrix Form here. This form must be filled out by your last secondary school.

  • 3. Drop off your Package

    Be sure you have all your documents, you and your physician completed your Application Form, and your last secondary school completed your Behavioural Matrix form.


    Put all your forms, documents and photos in an envelope and drop it off at

    The Old Teachers' Training College
    Mausica Road, Mausica
    (about 1/4 mile after the Arawak compound, south of the Churchill Roosevelt highway).

  • Foot Drill Tips

    As a MiLAT Cadet learning foot drill, you will develop discipline, pride, teamwork, and respect for your Officers and those in authority.

    Click here to read more.

  • Grooming Tips

    When you become a MiLAT Cadet, you will learn to take pride in your appearance and maintain proper grooming at all times.

    Click here to read more.

  • Study Tips

    As a MiLAT Cadet, you will learn to:
    1. Create an effective study schedule.
    2. Work on projects and essays, and study for exams efficiently.
    3. Read class material ahead of time.

    Click here to read more.


The Military-Led Academic Training Academy is the only social intervention programme that is specifically designed to help at-risk young men aged 16-20 years.

Take the first step. Register with MiLAT today.

If you have any questions or concerns, stop by, give us a call, or send us an email.