OUR AIM IS TO POSITIVELY TEACH GUIDE PRAISE INSPIRE INSTRUCT INFLUENCE ENCOURAGE
The commitment of the Staff, at the Military-Led Academic Training Programme, is to ensure that young minds are altered to become productive, well-balanced citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
Under the mandate of the Cabinet of Trinidad and Tobago, the MiLAT Programme’s core staff are active and retired members of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force (TTDF).
Defence Force personnel are responsible for the Programme’s security, military curriculum, discipline, mentorship, transport and supplies, and general maintenance and upkeep of our facility.
The MiLAT Programme also employs non-TTDF staff, who are responsible for providing counselling, academic education and non-military support.
Our staff positions include a Programme Director, Programme Instructors (TTDF), Teachers, Support Staff, and Contractual Staff (Counsellors, Information Technology Staff, etc.).
Junior Staff – JTCs
JTC’s are also under the direct supervision of Supervisors/Heads of Departments, and are responsible for:
(i) Performing any administrative tasks given;
(ii) Assisting in supervising co-workers when called upon to do so. They are hired for a period not exceeding two (2) calendar years or on attaining the age of thirty (30) years, and are evaluated every six (6) months.
Junior Team Commanders must:
(i) Have at least two (2) years of experience as an Assistant Team Commander;
(ii) Be physically fit;
(iii) Demonstrate a high level of maturity, consistent application to duty, good management and leadership skills, good interpersonal skills, and good communication skills, as confirmed by their superiors;
(iv) Fully adhere to and personify mutual respect, discipline, integrity, service, and professionalism.
Junior Staff – ATCs
One unique feature of the MiLAT Programme is the employment of successful graduates from our sister organisation, the Civilian Conservation Corps, as Junior Team Commanders (JTC’s) and Assistant Team Commanders (ATC’s).
ATC’s are under the direct supervision of Supervisors/Heads of Departments, and are responsible for assisting them in carrying out their functions, or as otherwise detailed. They are hired for a period of two (2) years, and may be retained for an additional two (2) years, or promoted to JTC’s, if they demonstrate exemplary performance of their duties.
Assistant Team Commanders must:
(i) Have graduated from the Civilian Conservation Corps;
(ii) Be physically fit;
(iii) Demonstrate good leadership qualities, work ethic, interpersonal and communication skills, as confirmed by their superiors;
(iv) personify mutual respect, discipline, integrity, service, and professionalism.