The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) has outlined its protocols for its upcoming Friday 18th September 2020 graduation ceremonies at its Villa campus. The College will have two separate ceremonies, something not uncommon among higher-level academic institutions. The first ceremony will begin at 9:00am for graduands of the Division of Nursing Education (DNE) and the Division of Technical and Vocational Education (DTVE). This will be followed by a 2:00pm ceremony for graduands of the Division of Teacher Education (DTE) and the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies (DASGS).
The SVGCC graduation protocols are as follows:
- Guest invitations will be issued with a number. This number corresponds with the seat number guests will occupy in the Lecture Theatre during the ceremonies;
- Invitation and a photo ID must be presented by guest at security check point;
- Graduands must arrive in full academic regalia and present SVGCC-issued ID at check point;
- Temperature checks will be administered before admittance to venue;
- If driving into the campus, vehicles will be subjected to inspection before allowed on campus;
- Graduates and their guests are expected to exit the venue immediately after collection of certificate and photo booth appearance together.
These protocols are for the protection of all given the limited capacity of the venue and the College is seeking the public’s assistance in adhering to the above guidelines.
The ceremonies will also be broadcasted via live stream.
The SVGCC takes this opportunity to extend congratulations to the Class of 2020.
In photo L-R: Nigel Scott – Director, St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College and Prof. C. Justin Robinson- Executive Director & CEO (Ag.), Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business Management
The St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) has welcomed a new educational partnership. On Tuesday 8th September 2020 the institution signed an MOU with the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business Management (SCHSBM) - UWI, aimed at advancing the human capital of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and by extension that of the Caribbean region. The new partnership will allow Vincentians to access a host of flexible online programmes offered by the SCHSBM, including Executive Diplomas, Executive Masters, Masters, Doctorates and short courses. Vincentians will also be able to access via the SVGCC privileged pricing for selected SCHSBM programmes.
Director of the SVGCC, Nigel Scott, in embracing this latest initiative stated “Our partnership with the region's premiere University goes back many years and it is one that we treasure. On this occasion, it gives me much pleasure to partner with the Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management to provide additional opportunities for Vincentians. As we continue the task of providing training for all nationals, we look forward to a long and productive partnership with The UWI in general and The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management in particular”.
Partnering institution’s Executive Director & CEO (Ag.) Prof. C. Justin Robinson labelled the partnership as a bold move in greater serving the region. He remarked “Fine universities don’t exist to serve themselves but to serve their communities. The launch of this MOU between The Sagicor Cave Hill School of Business and Management (SCHSBM) and the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) represents a bold move to serve the people of the Eastern Caribbean by providing easier access to a wide range of academic programs at the tertiary. SCHSBM is proud to be able to better serve the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and we look forward to a long and fruitful partnership.”
Vincentians are encouraged to take immediate advantage of the partnership by applying by Friday 13th November 2020 for courses starting January 2021.
The St. Vincent & the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) has adopted a phased approach to its 2020/21 academic year. Phase One saw the reopening of its Division of Nursing Education (DNE) on 7th September, followed by Phase Two – Division of Teacher Education (DTE) on 14th September. The Third Phase includes the College's largest divisions - Arts, Sciences & General Studies (DASGS) and Technical & Vocational Education (DTVE), which will see Year Two students adopt a blended-learning approach with classes set to commence Monday 21st September, 2020. The Fourth and Final Phase will see the SVGCC welcome new students to DASGS and DTVE in later September after the release of their CXC/CSEC results.
The general public is asked to note that the MSc in Nursing programme that was slated to commence this September, 2020 has been rescheduled to January, 2021.
Postponement of the Resumption of Year Two Classes at DASGS and DTVE
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) wishes to advise that the resumption of year two classes at the Division of Arts, Sciences and General Studies and the Division of Technical and Vocational Education has been postponed.
Classes will no longer resume on Monday 7th September 2020.
The SVGCC reaffirms its commitment to providing a healthy and safe environment in which our students can excel despite the pressures of the current global pandemic.
The College will update our students and the general public as soon and as best as possible on the new resumption date for classes at these divisions.
Any inconvenience caused is deeply regretted.
Classes at the Division of Nursing Education will resume on Monday September 7th 2020 as previously indicated. Orientation at the Division of Teacher Education will also still take place on Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th September 2020.
For additional information the SVGCC may be contacted at 784-457-4503.