Ministry of Youth Development and National Service

Civilian Conservation Corps

To positively alter attitudes and behaviours of socially marginalised young citizens of Trinidad and Tobago

Our Purpose

The Civilian Conservation Corps Programme is designed to provide an intervention mechanism to assist in the empowerment of socially marginalised young adults, between the ages of 16 to 25 years, to improve their overall quality of life through the adoption of attitudinal and behavioural changes, stimulated through the catalyst of discipline.

The Civilian Conservation Corps Programme caters for unemployed/unemployable young adults between the ages of 16 to 25 with limited or no academic qualifications who at present is unemployed or unemployable.

What are your benefits?

There are great benefits available to you when you sign up for the Civilian Conservation Corps!

Gain Work Experience

Get exposure to the World-of-Work through our On-the-Job Training Program; learn while you work!



You get Ninety Dollars ($90.00) for daily attendance.

Free Courses

All the courses, technical and academic, are offered to you free of charge.

Life Guidance

Get help on work and life issues that can clear the path for you to achieve your goals.


Team Building

Gain the courage to be the beacon of change in your community; become a team player!

Character Development

Rise above the negativity of your past and become a better person from the inside out.


Outdoor Activities

You will get to rediscover T&T through a wide variety of field trips and community projects.

The Civilian Conservation Corps Can Help you!

Group Selection

Unlike other organisations, where a combination of academic qualifications and experience are considered for employment or Programme admission, the converse is true about the Civilian Conservation Corps.

The Programme specifically attracts a niche within this market of 16-25 years old, who have the lowest level of formal education and least involvement in community activity, and who are less likely to succeed elsewhere.

Our Process

The following processes ensure that required target group for the Programme is given priority:

Education qualifications:
Candidates with limited or no academic or vocational qualifications will be given greater priority than candidates possessing academic qualifications and experience.
State of the household:
Candidates from single parent households who are without the economic means and were seen to be with high needs at entering the underground criminal economy, and also meeting the first criteria, will be given greater priority than candidates from unbroken families.
Employment experience:
Candidates with limited or no experience or who are considered unemployable, and meet the two criteria above, will be given greater priority than persons with employment experience.


Frequently Asked Questions

No. Civilian Conservation Corps is a Non-Residential Full Time Programme.

You must be between the ages 16-25, and be a citizen of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

The Civilian Conservation Corps Programme has eight (8) Regional Offices located in Barataria, Mausica, Sangre Grande, Chaguanas, Rio Claro, Princes Town, Siparia, and Tobago. You can get more information by clicking here.

You are required to attend the Programme from Mondays to Fridays, 7 0’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon. Occasionally, you may have to come out on a weekend for community service or special events.

Yes! All Trainees receive a monetary stipend of Ninety Dollars ($90.00) per day of attendance.

Yes you are required to wear the Programme’s uniform, however, this is provided to you free of charge.

All the courses offered are free once you enroll.

A training cycle is six (6) months. This comprises of an Induction Training Phase of two (2) months and a Skills Training Phase of four (4) months.

Yes, all Trainees work with, and learn from, experienced professionals in accredited businesses or training facilities.

Funding is provided by the Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.