Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Department of Advanced Training and Advisory Services

linking resources, developing careers

The Department of Advanced Training and Advisory Services (DATAS) facilitates the Human Capital Development Policy for Tobago through the Tobago House of Assembly’s (THA) Financial Assistance Programme. DATAS has the responsibility for the administration of bursaries, grants and scholarships to residents of Tobago who wish to pursue or are pursuing tertiary /post-secondary education.

GOAL

To decrease financial barriers to tertiary education experienced by residents of Tobago.

OBJECTIVES

        • To serve specific human resource objectives
        • To promote equity in tertiary enrollment for residents of Tobago
        • To ease students’ financial difficulties during studies
        • To provide students with financial independence
        • To enhance persistence
        • To encourage and engender a spirit of volunteerism

OUR SERVICES

        • Financial Assistance
        • Career and Financial Guidance
        • Advisory Services and Post Training Placement Support.

By linking resources, developing careers the Department of Advanced Training and Advisory Services (DATAS) wants to share with you the challenges, fears and the successes of some of our awardees as a testimony of their journey.

Your academic training prepares you for a wide range of exciting opportunities, this can propel you to discover your future career.

TYPES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE  

Bursary

This type of financial assistance is awarded based on need and or merit of the applicant pursuing programmes with the duration of a year or more.

Grant

This type of financial assistance is awarded to individuals seeking limited financial assistance that is urgent and cannot be accommodated within the parameters of the bursary. This award caters to programmes no longer than one (1) year and does not exceed TTD $10,000.00.

Scholarship

This type of financial assistance is awarded on the basis of academic ability, achievement and promise.

To Apply, click any of the following links below:

   Financial Assistance may be awarded to cover:

            • living expenses
            • books
            • transportation (air or sea on a reimbursement basis)
            • tuition (where applicable)
            • other costs approved by the THA, intended to cover the period or part thereof

CONTACT INFORMATION

Telephone: (868) 299-0781 ext. 3086 – 3093

Fax: (868) 635-0961

For inquiries, email: datas@thadert.gov.tt