Tuesday, October 19, 2021

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 longer than one (1) year.

Grant
This type of financial assistance is awarded to individuals pursuing programmes not longer than one (1) year, based on need.

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

For Download:

   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

Fax: (868) 635-0961

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

For application submissions, email: applications.datas@thadeie.gov.tt