December 07, 2021
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.