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At-risk young men need mentors to guide them, but they also need a network of peers to reassure them that they are not on the path to self-improvement alone.

With this in mind, the Military-Led Academic Training (MiLAT) Academy is a 2-year, full-time residential social intervention programme for at-risk young men aged 16 - 20 years.

The MiLAT Academy provides a Safe, Structured and Regulated environment within which the Cadets under our care receive positive mentorship and reinforcement, academic instruction, certified training, and career guidance, and benefit from positive peer motivation, friendship, and brotherhood.

 

Three great benefits of enrolling in MiLAT

  • Academic Certification

    Cadets attend classes in Mathematics, English Language, Physical Education, Life Skills, Social Studies, Human and Social Biology, Music, Religious Education, Principles of Accounts, and Computer Studies. Any Cadets who are assessed by the Curriculum Administrator as needing extra help with coursework attend Remedial classes.

     

    Cadets also learn valuable study skills and exam preparedness, so they may confidently sit the GSEC exams and attain Academic Certification in their chosen subjects.

     

    Cadets receive professional Career Guidance counselling, and the opportunity to (i) receive on-the-job training when and where available or (ii) enlist in the Trinidad and Tobago Protective Services.

  • Character Development

    Every one of our Cadets benefits from evaluations, counselling and mentorship from qualified, experienced personnel, and active participation in a variety of planned social events and field trips.

     

    We also train our Cadets in a variety of para-military skills, including Foot Drill, Physical Training, First Aid, Land Navigation, CPR, Survival Training and Life Saving.

     

    Our Cadets also learn to care for the less fortunate and the environment by participating in various Community Service and Environmental Maintenance activities. They learn to grow their own produce through Agriculture and Pisciculture, and prepare and cook their own food during their Culinary Duties.

  • Financial Assistance

    The MiLAT Academy is a social intervention programme that is fully sponsored and funded by the Ministry of National Security of Trinidad and Tobago.

     

    As a result, our service is free to all applicants who are accepted and successfully enrolled in the MiLAT Academy.

     

    In addition, for each day that an enrolled MiLAT Cadet successfully completes in the programme, he receives TT$40.00. At the end of each calendar month, an enrolled MiLAT Cadet may collect his month's worth of stipend payments.

Programme Details

Year 1

  • During the first year, called the Induction Year, Cadets spend the first three (3) months from June to September being introduced to the MiLAT Academy and its staff.

     

    Cadets also receive instruction in para-military training for three (3) months as a foundation for discipline. The specific time frame for commencement of this training is not set; rather, it is determined by Major Richardson, the MiLAT Academy's Programme Director.

  • In the nine-month Foundation period from October to June, Cadets receive instruction in 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 non-academic curriculum of Foot Drill, Physical Training, First Aid, Land Navigation, CPR, Survival Training, and Life Saving. In addition, they must participate in Community Service, Environmental Maintenance, Culinary Duties, Kitchen Gardening or Pisciculture for a certain number of hours per term.













Year 2

  • During their second and final year, Cadets are required to continue receiving instruction in the compulsory subjects, Mathematics, English Language, Physical Education and Life Skills.

  • In addition, Cadets may choose to continue receiving instruction in at least one of the GSEC academic subjects that we offer - Computer Studies, Human and Social Biology, Principles of Accounts, Principles of Business, and Social Studies. They also prepare for the GSEC exams later on in the academic year.

  • Additionally, Cadets must continue participation in one of Community Service, Environmental Maintenance, Culinary Duties, Agriculture or Pisciculture for a certain number of hours per term. They must also continue their para-military training.

     

    Cadets may also enrol in on-the-job training if it is available, or they may be recommended for enlistment in one of the Ministry of National Security's Protective Services. Please note that enlistment in the Protective Services is not guaranteed, and successful MiLAT graduates must undergo all existing procedures and training in their chosen Service.

Do you want to change your life for the better?
Are you ready to receive training, guidance and mentorship from qualified, experienced personnel?

MiLAT can help you improve the quality of your life. Register today.

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