Trainees are individuals who are currently working in local or regional public health organizations in the Caribbean. They will be selected to participate in the CR-FELTP by Country Coordinators and partners within the Ministries of Health, based on their potential to develop their personal skills and knowledge, and contribute to expanding the capacity of their organizations.
For Level I of the CR-FELTP, Trainees will be expected to commit to full participation at all face-to-face training events, and to delivering the required reports and presentations by the end of the programme (approximately 5 months for Level I). This will be undertaken while Trainees continue to work in their regular positions.
Successful graduates will join an emerging network of FELTP alumni in the Caribbean, and become part of a worldwide network of FE(L)TP graduates. Caribbean graduates will also be expected to 'give back' to the CR-FELTP as future trainers and mentors.
Level I Trainee candidates:
- Have a health background and/or be working in public health
- Be (or will be) part of the in-country response activities to acute health events, e.g. outbreaks or natural or man-made disasters
- Be (or will be) involved in surveillance activities in their area of work
- Be available to participate in ALL training courses and complete ALL required field work for the programme
- Have basic computer skills, such as familiarity with basic hardware and software navigation
- Have approval and support from the Ministry of Health and their Supervisor to participate in the programme
- Not be retiring within the next three years