Education State Minister Tours BTVI

Dec, 10 2021

 

Minister of State for Technical and Vocational Education, the Honourable, Zane Lightbourne, was introduced to members of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) management team during a courtesy call he recently paid on President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson. He also met with deans and chairs. Pictured from left to right are BTVI’s Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Linda Davis; Minister of State for Technical and Vocational Education, the Honourable, Zane Lightbourne;  BTVI's President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson and BTVI’s Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, Zakia Winder. 

 

Online learning, growing student enrollment and employer interest in the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) were among the latest achievements discussed during the courtesy call of Minister of State for Technical and Vocational Education, the Honourable, Zane Lightbourne on BTVI's President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson. Pictured in front are President Robertson and Minister Lightbourne. They are followed from left to right by BTVI's Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Linda Davis; Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, Zakia Winder and Dean of Construction and Mechanical Trades and Workforce Development, Alexander Darville.

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Minister of State for Technical and Vocational Education, the Honourable, Zane Lightbourne, recently paid a courtesy call on President of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Dr Robert W. Robertson.

While visiting the Soldier Road campus, Minister Lightbourne was led on a walkabout by Dr. Robertson and newly appointed Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Linda Davis along with Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, Zakia Winder.

During the walkabout,  the minister was introduced to members of the management team including deans and chairs.

Dr. Robertson welcomed the minister to the campus, noting that despite BTVI's pivot to online learning as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been growing interest in the institution and as a result, student enrollment has increased.

"Recent records reflect that employers are looking for the industry-recognized certifications available at BTVI and next year will be a very busy period as more projects are launched," said Dr. Robertson.

 

Meanwhile, Minister Lightbourne expressed confidence in BTVI's mission to provide learning opportunities to enable individuals to be globally competitive and economically independent, while pledging his support and that of the ministry. 

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