In addition to the Country Coordinators, implementing countries will engage many partners within their own organizations. The goal of the CR-FELTP is to build country capacity for training and coaching as well as technical skills in field epidemiology and laboratory science. It is essential that the programme is "owned" by each implementing country, to sustain the FELTP into the future.
In-country mentors play a key role in supervising trainees and their fieldwork projects.
Trainers are subject matter experts in one or more of the FELTP domains, who contribute to local capacity development by facilitating the delivery of face-to-face training.
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:
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