Employers Looking For Well-Rounded Workers

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Today’s employer is looking to hire well-rounded individuals who are “workplace ready” by possessing skill sets that complement their academic achievements. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Dr. Romel Springer, stressed this recently, while speaking at Alexandra School’s annual Speech Day and Prize-Giving ceremony. Dr. Springer told students, faculty and parents that the face of …

SJPI Leader In Technical & Vocational Education

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The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) is no longer seen as a “second chance” institution but one which Government will be looking to this year, and beyond, to help drive the economy. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training, Senator Dr. Romel Springer, made this assertion this morning at the launch of the SJPI’s …

TVET Council Adding Value To Education

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A new national TVET policy will cement the close relationship between general education and technical and vocational education and training. This assessment has come from Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT), Dr. Romel Springer, who said the Ministry was looking forward to the finished policy document, which is currently being prepared. He was speaking at …

NAB Launches 18th Seniors Programme

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The National Assistance Board today launched its 18th Seniors Recreational Activities Centre at the St. John the Baptist Church, the first in the parish of St. James. Speaking at the launch of the centre, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of People Empowerment and Elder Affairs, Neil Rowe, urged persons to ensure that older persons are treated with respect and have …

Ministry Moving Swiftly To Stamp Out Violence

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The Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation will move swiftly to employ “all necessary measures” to prevent the recent scourge of violence exhibited in some of the island’s schools from spreading to others. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this assertion during a press briefing this afternoon at the Ministry’s Constitution Road, St. Michael headquarters, following …

Energy Exhibition Opens At UWI

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Government has welcomed the opportunity to benefit from the experiences of Germany in respect of its transition to renewable energy and energy efficiency. Speaking at the opening of the German Energy Transition Travelling Exhibition at the Cave Hill Campus, UWI on Monday, Senator Harcourt Husbands, Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, lauded Germany’s record of 85 per cent of …

St. Lucy Primary Schools Going Green

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Half Moon Fort Primary and Selah Primary in St. Lucy are the two most recent primary schools which are trying to bring their energy consumption to zero. This information was disclosed today during official ceremonies at the schools to handover photovoltaic (PV) systems from Barbadian owned green energy company, Future Energy Caribbean Inc., under the Net Zero Energy Project. The …

Primary Schools 100% Solar Powered

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Bayley’s and St. Catherine’s Primary Schools, both in St. Philip, today became the first Government-owned buildings to be powered solely by solar energy. As part of its activities for CARICOM Energy Month, the Division of Energy officially handed over the solar photovoltaic systems during ceremonies at the schools. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Senator Harcourt Husbands, told the …

US Envoy Impressed With BVTB Students

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The students enrolled in the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s (BVTB) Bar and Restaurant Services course have come in for high praise from United States Ambassador to Barbados, Linda Taglialatela. The students showed off their skills last Wednesday as they blended and served a variety of non-alcoholic drinks to Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator …

Students Urged To See ‘A Ganar’ Positives

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Students pursuing programmes under the A Ganar Skills for the Future programme have been told to see the programme and the resources allocated as a gift to be used wisely. Parliamentary Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Senator Harcourt Husbands, made this assertion today while addressing a brief ceremony to update officials on the progress with …