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All divisions, offices and libraries of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College will be closed today, Friday 19th October 2018.  The Ministry of Education has advised that all schools will be closed today.


 

LIAT Sponsors SVGCC Inter-Divisional Football

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) Sports Department was the recipient of a quantity of prizes on Sunday 14th October 2018 from LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, as the company renewed their commitment to the development of the Physical Education and Sports program at the College. On Sunday afternoon, Mr. Shavar Maloney, Corporate Communications Manager of LIAT presented to Mr. Roxell John, Sports Coordinator and Physical Education Lecturer at the College, a quantity of items to be used as prizes as well as items that will assist the management team of the event's finals to ensure a professional outlook.

Mr. Maloney reiterated LIAT’s commitment to development across the region. “The Physical Education and Sports program combines two of the most important areas in our Region, Education and Sports. As a regional airline, we see the future of the region in not only free movement but the development of future athletes and sports managers.” He noted the airline was happy to support such a robust programme which was providing opportunities for students to develops their skills and receive academic qualifications.

Sports Coordinator at the SVGCC, Mr. John, thanked LIAT and Mr. Maloney for “their continued support and for enhancing the overall image of the sporting product offered by the College in these difficult financial times”.

This is the second year running that LIAT has formed part of the group of sponsors of the Inter-Divisional Football competition at the college. They also assisted in the rewarding of patrons who attended the Inter-Divisional Track and Field meet 2018.

The SVGCC Inter-Divisional Football Finals is one of the most eagerly awaited events on the footballing calendar in St. Vincent. Added to the great atmosphere at the Victoria park, the different forms of off field entertainment, three quality football matches; an exhibition match, the third place play off and the Grand Finals, patrons to the football finals can win one of over fifteen prizes, of which LIAT offers the most coveted of them all, a round trip for two persons to any Caribbean destination where LIAT flies.

Other LIAT prizes, A day stay for two with Buffet at the Mariners Hotel and French Verandah Restaurant, Buffet and smoothie Vouchers from the French Verandah Restaurant, Saturday Barbeque Vouchers from the Beachcombers Hotel as well as prizes from Davy Agro industries are all available to be won by anyone purchasing a ticket for the finals and are present at Victoria Park when the draw is made.


 

SVG Community College offers Bachelors of Science Degree in Nursing

A significant red-carpet day may have gone unnoticed by most Vincentians, but for those involved in the Health profession, in particular in Nursing, September 3, 2018 marked an amazing milestone. On that day, 34 students embarked on the journey of a lifetime as the first full time students in the Bachelors in Nursing programme offered by the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College. This programme is franchised from the University of the West Indies School of Nursing at the Mona campus, Jamaica.

The Bachelors Programme replaces the Associate Degree in Nursing and is of 4 years in duration rather than the 3 years in the Associate Degree programme. On successful completion of the Bachelors programme, the student nurses will write the Regional Examination for Nurse Registration (RENR), in order to be licensed to practice as nurses.

This transition to the Bachelors Programme brings Nursing education in St. Vincent and the Grenadines more in line with global standards for nursing practice and is also in keeping with the policy decision made by the Regional Nursing body and approved by CARICOM Ministers of Health back in 2006.

The SVGCC wishes to congratulate all involved in ensuring this remarkable milestone achievement.


 

2018 ECGC Foundation Inc. Bursary Awards

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC): Division of Technical and Vocational Education (DTVE) has entered its third year of partnerships with the East Caribbean Group of Companies (ECGC) Foundation Inc. in an effort to provide needy students with financial assistance this 2018-2019 academic year. On October 10th 2018, eight students formed the third group of scholarship recipients of the ECGC Foundation Bursary, a scholarship scheme which awards students with EC$1500.00 to cover registration and programme fees. The awardees are Jovonce Cato, Sharana Harry, Aaliyah Nero, Daamian Walters, Stevan Bowens, Jasseim Edwards, Christel Charles and Ossama Ollivierre. They are all first year students pursuing Certificate and Applied Associate Degree programmes in Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship, Business Studies: Sales and Marketing, Automotive Repairs Technology, and Electrical Engineering Technology.

Director of the ECGC Mr Dixton Findlay, and Human Resource Manager Mrs Phyllis James were present at the award ceremony during which a cheque of EC$9,600.00 was handed over to Ms Janelle Allen, Vice Dean of the DTVE. Mr Findlay challenged students to give of their best, referencing the motto of the SVGCC “Nothing Limits Excellence” as being very similar to that of the ECGC “Excellence through Teamwork.” He encouraged all students to make good use of the investment in their education so that they may reap the benefits in the long term. The SVGCC remains grateful to the ECGC Foundation for their continued partnership and investment in student development and vocational training.


 

SVG Community College Students Pursuing Culinary Arts Certificate at Nova Scotia Community College

 

History was made in August 2018 when two St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) students became the first SVGCC students to earn CARICOM-Canada Leadership Scholarships to pursue programmes of study in Canada.

Following on the MOU signed last November between the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in Halifax, Canada and the SVGCC, the opportunity became available and first year students in Hospitality Studies, Tourism Studies and Culinary Arts were invited to apply. After a rigorous selection process, the successful applicants were Ms. Sarine Hannaway and Mr. Xavier Stapleton. Both Ms. Hannaway and Mr. Stapleton then had to apply for the scholarship and were successful. They are currently enrolled in the one year Culinary Skills Certificate programme at NSCC which began at the end of August 2018 and will run until May 2019. Both students will also benefit from the workplace attachment in Canada which will take place at the end of the programme.

The SVGCC wishes both students a fantastic year and look forward to strengthening this relationship with NSCC and other Canadian institutions.


 

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