SJPI To Upgrade To Meet Workforce Needs

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) is on a mission to upgrade its courses to meet the changing technological demands of the local workforce. Speaking at the renaming of three rooms at the Institute this morning to recognize the contribution of some its industry partners, Deputy Principal, Administration, Ms. Audrey Jones-Drayton, disclosed that SJPI was planning to bring …

SJPI’s Historic Exhibition Open To The Public

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

As part of its 50th Anniversary celebrations, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology has opened an historic exhibition themed: “Celebrating the Past, Inspiring Our Future”. Persons may view the exhibition at the Institute’s Wildey, St. Michael campus, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. It showcases a biography of the Right Excellent Samuel Jackman Prescod. Also on …

SJPI Urged To Be Leaders In Transformation

Julia Rawlins-Bentham Top Stories

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) has been challenged to take the lead in transforming the Barbados economy. Minister of Maritime Affairs and the Blue Economy, Kirk Humphrey, issued this challenge today as he addressed the Minister’s Award Ceremony in recognition of the outstanding performance of SJPI student, Aaron Thomas, in the Maritime Operations course for 2018. “There …

SJPI Leader In Technical & Vocational Education

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

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 …

SJPI Turns 50 This Month; Year-Long Celebrations

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) will celebrate 50 years of education and training with year-long activities. The Institute, which marks the milestone this month under the theme SJPI 50: Celebrating Our Past, Inspiring Our Future, will launch its anniversary festivities with a church service on Wednesday, January 16, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in its auditorium at Wildey, …

A Call For More Skilled Workers

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

Barbados may not have enough skilled workers to meet the demand of some of the major construction projects due to come on stream next year. This warning has come from Project Manager of the JADA Group, Vincent Jones, who said that construction companies may have to look outside of Barbados to fill the gap of skilled workers and tradesmen needed …

SJPI To Close Temporarily From Christmas Eve

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) will be temporarily closed for environmental maintenance from Monday, December 24. It will re-open on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. Additionally, part-time evening classes will resume on Monday, January 7, and full-time classes will re-start on Monday, January 14. Management of the SJPI regrets any inconvenience this closure may cause. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb See also: …

SJPI Closing Early Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) will close at 1:00 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, December 6. This is to facilitate preparations for the 14th Samuel Jackman Prescod Memorial Lecture, which will be held in the auditorium of the SJPI, Wildey, St. Michael, beginning at 7:00 p.m. Management of the SJPI regrets any inconvenience the early closure may cause. melissa.rollock@barbados.gov.bb …

SJPI Accreditation By 2020

Melissa Rollock Top Stories

The Ministry of Education, Technological and Vocational Training (METVT) is pushing ahead to ensure that the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) becomes an accredited educational institution by the year 2020. Acting Minister of Education, Senator Lucille Moe, said the METVT had a “vested interest” in moving the Institution, along with all the other tertiary institutions under its ambit, …

SJPI’s Graduation Ceremony Tomorrow

Melissa Rollock Ministry News

The annual Graduation and Awards Ceremony of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI) will be held tomorrow, Saturday, November 10, at the Hilton Barbados Resort, Needham’s Point, St. Michael, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony is being hosted under the theme: Architects of the Future, and approximately 1,039 students are eligible to graduate with diplomas, certificates and Unit Certificates from different programmes …