For 12 years, the Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach has committed to supporting the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) Auto Mechanics students. The annual $2,000 scholarship is named in honour of past Kiwanis Distinguished President and auto mechanic, the late Charles ‘CJ’ Johnson. Recipients over the last 12 years include Shadia Major, Zananthonia Saunders, Deex Colebrooke, Anton Lockhart, Anton Shepherd, Rashad Morley, Joshua Saunders, Stevanno Miller and Chad Farrington. During the recent cheque presentation, Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach President, Mr. Kenneth Sweeting, underscored that the club keeps a watch over recipients and sees for themselves the impact the scholarship has in realising student dreams and assisting in reaching of career goals. The criteria for the Charles ‘CJ’ Johnson Scholarship includes acceptance into BTVI’s Auto Mechanics programme and maintaining a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or above. BTVI’s Interim President, Dr. Linda A. Davis, expressed appreciation to the Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach for consistently investing in Auto Mechanics students. She highlighted that it is support from donors such as Kiwanis clubs that helps drive the vehicle of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).
Shown standing from left to right are Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach Distinguished President, Rowena Knowles; BTVI Interim President, Dr. Linda A. Davis; Kiwanis Club of Cable Beach President, Kenneth Sweeting and former BTVI Associate Vice President of Fund Development, Alicia Thompson.