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SVGCC Partners with UWI for New Masters Programme

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) has partnered with the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill Campus – Faculty of Medical Sciences to offer Vincentians an opportunity to pursue a Masters in Nursing (MScN) locally through the SVGCC’s Division of Nursing Education (DNE).

The programme, which intends to welcome its first cohort in September 2021, targets registered general and psychiatric trained nurses who have at least five years post RN experience.

Director of the SVGCC - Nigel Scott, welcomed the new initiative by reiterating the importance of continued development of St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ human capital. Scott also commented that the partnership is another indication of the UWI’s and the SVGCC’s joint commitment to providing growth opportunities for students and supporting them in their pursuit of excellence as they step into the future. The UWI’s Dr. Wendy Sealy, Programme Coordinator of the MScN programme at the UWI, Cave Hill Campus, echoed similar sentiments by expressing “such collaborations will build the capacity of the staff and students in the various organisations’ departments and serves to enhance the cross-fertilisation of knowledge, expertise and skills.”

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Scholarship Opportunity

UWI-USAID Educational Research Scholarship

This call is going out for suitably qualified persons to apply for the UWI-USAID Scholarship for graduate students who are pursuing or who wish to pursue an M.Phil. or Ph.D. in an education-related area. The scholarship is to be tendered in the School of Education with an attachment to the Caribbean Educational Research Centre located in the Faculty of Humanities and Education at The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill.

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Donation Of Tiller to the DTVE

In Photo L-R: Michker Edwards (Lecturer), Tiara Providence (Agricultural Science & Entrepreneurship student) and Renato Gumbs (Chief Agricultural Officer Ag.)

Our students will now have an easier time preparing soil for the planting of crops as part for their Associate Degree in Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship programme. This comes as the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Fisheries recently donated a Meccanica Benassi RL 408 tiller, valued at $10,500 XCD, to be used in our crop area at our DTVE.

Commenting on the donation, Lecturer Michker Edwards, welcomed the donation as it is important that students be exposed to modern practices in agricultural production and that the college provides as best as possible the necessary foundation in and exposure to such practices. In a field such as agriculture, Edwards stressed the importance of hands-on experience, which she sees as beneficial to the development of student-managed enterprises.

Chief Agricultural Officer (Ag) Renato Gumbs, also committed to donating a 1000 gallon water tank to our agricultural programme, which is expected to be delivered this week.

Tillers are used to loosen compact soil by digging and mixing to allow for the planting of crops.


 

DTE Application Period Extended

The application period for admission into the Division of Teacher Education (DTE) for the 2021-2022 academic year has been extended.  The admissions portal (https://admissions.svgcc.vc) will remain open until Monday 31st May, 2021.

Please note the following changes to application fee payment and document submission:

  • After completing the online application, kindly pay the application fee at your nearest BoSVG branch to the account number 300156.
  • Supporting documents AND payment receipt must now be scanned and emailed (a single email) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
    • The email's subject line should display the applicant's full name followed by "DTE documents". For example "Mary Joe - DTE documents".
    • Shortlisted applicants will be expected to produce physical documents upon request.

The deadline for the submission of supporting documents is Monday 7th June, 2021.


 

DTE Application Period Open

The application period for full-time admission into the Division of Teacher Education (DTE) for the 2021-2022 academic year is open. Persons desirous of submitting an application must do so using the SVGCC's online application system https://admissions.svgcc.vc.

The Division is offering the following programmes this application period:

  • Associate Degree in Education (ADE)
    • Primary Teacher Education (online)
    • Early Childhood Education (blended)
  • Certificate Early Childhood Care and Development (online)

Interested applicants are strongly advised to carefully read:

  • ALL programme and specialisation entry requirements before proceeding with the application
  • ALL instructions provided on the application site before proceeding with the application
  • ALL instructions provided during the completion of the application and after its submission

Persons who encounter difficulties using the system can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request assistance.

Applicants are required to pay an application fee of $20 and submit several pieces of documentation after submitting their online application.  These steps are part of the application process and must be completed so that the application can be processed.  Kindly read ALL instructions provided regarding the submission of the supporting documents and note that ALL required documents MUST be submitted at the same time along with the payment of the application fee. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.

The application fee must first be paid at the Bursary and then the documents submitted at the Registry.

Collection of these documents and payment of the application fee will only take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays of each week beginning 24th March 2021 until 13th May 2021 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The application system closes on Friday 30th April 2021 at 11:59 p.m. All online applications must be submitted by this deadline.


 

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