Polytechnic Gets Name Change

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One of Barbados’ top technical and vocational institutions has changed its name. The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic has been renamed the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology (SJPI), to reflect the new initiatives and programmes that have brought it into contemporary times. At last Thursday’s renaming ceremony at Wildey, St. Michael, Minister of Education, Ronald Jones, described it as a …

SJPP Memorial Lecture Now October 19

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The new date for the 13th Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) Memorial Lecture is Thursday, October 19. Dr. Ian Marshall, lecturer at the University of the West Indies, School of Education, Cave Hill Campus, will deliver the lecture entitled: Re-conceptualising Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Barbados and the Caribbean for the 21st Century. It takes place in …

Polytechnic Reflects On Its Origins

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A week of activities to commemorate the 48th Anniversary of the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP), and the life and times of National Hero, The Right Excellent Samuel Jackman Prescod, got under way today with a church service at the Wildey, St. Michael institution. Under the theme: Reconceptualising SJPP, God’s Plan, the programme comprised praise and worship, Bible reading, musical …

SJPP Week Of Activities Sept 25-29

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The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) will host a week of activities next week from Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 29. Under the theme “Reconceptualizing SJPP, God’s Plan”, this year’s celebration will commence with a church service on Monday, September 25, at 10:00 a.m. in the SJPP’s Auditorium, Wildey, St. Michael. On Tuesday, September 26, there will be a …

SJPP Students Receive Scholarships

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Three students from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) are this year’s recipients of the National Ozone Depleting Substance (ODS) Phase Out Support Scholarship. They are Jerrad Roach; Rachad Goring and Ryan Felicien, second-year students in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC) diploma programme. The students were awarded in a brief ceremony today at the Ministry of Environment and Drainage, …

SJPP Lecture & Alumni Launch

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Re-conceptualizing Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Barbados and the Caribbean for the 21st Century is the topic of the 13th Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) Memorial Lecture, which comes off on Thursday, September 28. Dr. Ian Marshall, lecturer at the University of the West Indies, School of Continuing Education, Cave Hill Campus, will deliver the lecture in the …

SJPP Open House March 16-17

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The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) will host an Open House at its Wildey, St. Michael campus on Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Students from all secondary schools are expected to tour the facilities and learn more about its programmes and various courses.  Each division will participate by showcasing students’ work, staging …

SJPP To Launch Internship Programme

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Come month-end, the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) will roll out a new initiative that will replace its existing job attachment programme. It will be revealed on Thursday, January 26, when the SJPP launches its Internship Programme Inaugural Breakfast Forum in the auditorium of the campus at Wildey, St. Michael. Under the theme: The Corporate Sector’s Expectations with Respect to …

Register Now For SJPP Courses

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The Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic’s (SJPP) Distance and Continuing Education programme will introduce a number of new courses in February 2017 along with its current paper-based and on-line offerings. Included among the new “face-to-face” courses, for which registration has started, are: Floral Arrangement; Landscape Gardening; Autobody Repairs 1; Introduction to Auto CAD; Block-laying and Concreting 1; Electronic Servicing; Painting and …

Renewable Energy Lecture Dec. 8

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The Renewable Energy Revolution: Empowering the Future Barbados is the topic of the 12th Annual Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) Memorial Lecture, which comes off on Thursday, December 8. Attorney-at-law and President of the Barbados Renewable Energy Association, Aidan Rogers, will deliver the lecture in the Auditorium of the SJPP, from 7:00 p.m. Members of the public are invited to …