The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee(TTOC) will work with the business community to provide internship, mentorship and work opportunities for elite athletes as part of its 10 or more Olympic gold medals by 2024 #10golds24 athlete welfare and preparation programme.
TTOC President Brian Lewis said Preparing Trinidad and Tobago's Olympic athletes for life after they retire from elite level sport is one of the priorities of #10golds24.
Many of our Olympians would have obtained scholarships and degrees from Universities in the USA and we need to stop the brain drain where due to a lack of opportunity they have to seek employment in the USA and other foreign countries.
As part of its #10golds24 athlete welfare and preparation programme the national Olympic committee will be proactive in engaging the local business community and private sector in discussions to urge them to adopt athletes who are part of the #10golds24 programme.
The vision of #10golds 24( 10 or more Olympic Gold medals by 2024) is to enable Trinidad and Tobago athletes to realize their Olympic dreams.
The aim of #10golds24 athlete welfare and preparation programme and Fund is to provide financial and holistic assistance to our nation’s Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games athletes to enable them to train, recover and compete.