The general public is asked to note that for the period Monday 23rd December, 2019 to Wednesday 01st January, 2020 the administrative offices and libraries of all four (4) Divisions of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College will be closed.
Please note that the main office at the Villa Campus will be closed from Thursday 19th December to facilitate maintenance work in the office.
Regular working hours of 8:00 am – 4:00 pm will resume with effect from Thursday 02 January, 2019.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, wishes you a blessed Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
Coping With Exam Stress
In the upcoming weeks are final exams and for some of you, your exams may have started already. Newsletter for November outlines study tips, ways to manage exam anxiety and tips while in the exam room. We wish you all the best in your upcoming exams, remember "You got this"! Positive Vibez!
Nine SVGCC Students Take CAPE Regional Merit List
The St.Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) wishes to congratulate all our students on the May/June 2019 CAPE sittings.
Some of our students performed extremely well and are ranked in the top ten in the region in this year’s results.
Ms. Jozanne Layne was ranked no.1 for the CAPE Green Engineering Unit 2. Also making the top ten for Green Engineering Unit 2 were Richard Russell 5th, Kyle Jelani Niles and Sachi Cherese Sutherland tied for 7th and Joran Moore placed 10th.
This year’s Prime Minister’s awardee for best overall CAPE performance in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Ms. Ianà Ferguson, placed 3rd in the region for Computer Science Unit 2.
Other top ten places went to Mr Bertram Stapleton and Mr Roshano Huggins who placed 9th and 10th respectively Green Engineering Unit 1. Mr Shane Cadougan who received the Milton Cato Award for his excellent performance at CAPE was ranked 10th for Integrated Mathematics.
We thank the students, parents and lecturers for their hard work in the academic year 2018-2019. Special mention must be made of the following lecturers whose students have achieved the above rankings in the mentioned subject areas: Mr. Allanson Cruickshank and Ms Nerlene Ballantyne, Green Engineering, Mrs Ishanta Cummins, Computer Science and Mrs Dawn Scott and Mr Wayne Young who worked with Shane on the Integrated Mathematics SBA.
Mr. Cruickshank must be especially commended as this is the first year that so many Vincentian students have been ranked in the top ten regionally for a single subject.
The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College takes this opportunity to wish the students all the best in their future endeavours. Nothing Limits Excellence!
The complete lists can be found at https://www.cxc.org/merit-lists/
2019 ECGC Foundation Inc. Bursary Awards
The St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC): Division of Technical and Vocational Education (DTVE) has entered its Fourth year of partnerships with the ECGC Foundation Inc. in an effort to provide needy students with financial assistance this 2019-2020 academic year. On November 6th 2019, eleven students from three of the Divisions formed the fourth group of scholarship recipients of the ECGC Foundation Bursary. The Foundation has contributed approximately EC$60,000.00 since its inception in 2016 to the development of students.
The Foundation awarded eight students of the St. Vincent and the Grenadine Community College Division of Technical and Vocational Education with EC$1500.00 each to cover registration and programme fees for their two-year programmes. This year in recognition of the 40th anniversary of Independence, the Foundation has awarded three additional students with a bursary valued at EC$1000.00 each. These students are from of the Division of Teacher Education and the Division of Arts Science and General Studies. The awardees are Junell Campbell, Markel Forde, Sameisha Hoyte, Davion Lavia, Shanique Keir, Anwon Dells, Kiara Layne, Josiah Samuel and Darika Edwards from the SVGCC-DTVE; whilst Sabrina Brereton and Lanique O’Garro are from the Division of Teacher Education and the Division of Arts Science and General Studies respectively. They are all first year students pursuing Certificate and Applied Associate Degree programmes in Agricultural Science and Entrepreneurship, Business Studies: Sales and Marketing, Electrical Engineering Technology, Early Childhood Education, Fine Arts, Design and Cultural Communication.
The East Caribbean Group of Companies (ECGC) Human Resource Manager, Mrs. Phyllis James was present at the award ceremony during which a cheque of EC$11,000.00 (first year fees) was handed over to Mr. Osborne Bowens, Dean of the Division of Technical and Vocational Education. Mrs. James referencing to the motto of the ECGC Foundation Inc. “Expanding Opportunities Enriching Lives” encouraged students to preserve and excel in their studies, not to procrastinate with the opportunity that has been provided, as they are the ones that determine success in achieving their educational goal. The St. Vincent and the Grenadine Community College remains grateful to the ECGC Foundation Inc. for their continued partnership and investment in student development and vocational training.
Mrs Eula Adams, Deputy Director of SVGCC, receiving ICT equipment from Professor Dave Yearwood on behalf of Students and Faculty of the Division of Teacher Education. Mrs. Jo-Ann Yearwood is standing on the left and Mrs. Harriette Da Silva, Dean of DTE, is on the right.
‘Giving back’ is the belief of Dr. Dave and Mrs. Jo-Anne Yearwood, both professors at the University of North Dakota (Dave is now a Professor Emeritus), and also natives of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Dr. Yearwood conducts research in ePedagogy (technologically enhanced teacher practice) and automatic electronic control systems, and his wife Jo-Anne’s expertise is in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Dave who wanted to honor the memory of his parents created the Foundation with his wife Jo-Anne to meet educational technology needs of teachers and students. The Jewel and Randolph Yearwood Education Technology Foundation, established in 2013 has a governing Board of seven individuals with varying expertise. The seven-person team is made up of individuals with state government and business expertise, a middle school principal, educators at the early childhood and elementary level, a former Dean of the Business College and Public Administration at UND, and technology experts from UND. The Board has thus far, with assistance from local businesses (Blue Cross Blue Shield and Gate City Bank of North Dakota) and individuals from North Dakota in the United States donated some 1023 used and surplus computers to various educational institutions. Recipients of these technologies include:
Native American communities in North Dakota (ND).
- A local public school.
- Schools in Liberia; Mbabane; Swaziland; Nzerekore in Guinea, Jamaica, West Africa; and Burkina Fasco.
- The Global Friends Coalition group in Grand Forks ND who provide assistance to refugees from Africa.
- Graduate students at the University of North Dakota.
- And two Air Force veterans (individuals who served in the United States Air Force with Dr. Yearwood).
In the case of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. and Mrs. Yearwood requested that new computers be purchased for the SVGCC, specifically the Division of Teacher Education (DTE).The Foundation’s Board approved the amount of approximately $11,500.00 (EC) to purchase 7 laptop computers, computer cases, and 2 digital video display projectors. Two additional used/surplus laptop computers were also donated to the Early Childhood program in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Mrs. Harriette DaSilva, Dean of the Division of Teacher Education oversees the use of the laptops and projection system by DTE students, whether at the college or doing practicum work in schools around St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The Yearwoods are currently in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to both observe the 40thyear independence celebrations in addition to conducting three workshops for the SVGCC educators, specifically the Early Childhood Education cohort and also lecturers at SVGCC, Division of Teacher Education.