The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) has held a college fair to enable students to explore further education opportunities available upon completion of their studies.
Present during the fair were representatives of Florida Memorial University, Georgia State University, Fanshawe College and the Lyford Cay Scholarship Foundations.
Javano Collins, a BTVI student and software engineering major, said: “I hope to discover a lot of information and opportunities that will allow me to help my country and fill the gaps that will make us globally competitive in science and technology.”
Fellow technological major, O’Neil Charlton, searched the fair in search of opportunities to further his education. “I’m hoping to gather as much information and scholarship opportunities as I can from the colleges present here so I can further my education and gain up to a PhD from one of the various accredited colleges BTVI is associated with,” said the information technology major.
BTVI’s student affairs department has been hosting two college fairs per year for eight years. Racquel Bethel, dean of student affairs, said this tradition exposes students to the many opportunities available to them through BTVI.
“We have a growing population of students, many of whom intend to matriculate into schools abroad following their studies at BTVI. With these college fairs, we want to give them a first-hand look at what is available for them through the schools we partner with that will allow them to use the credits they’ve already earned at BTVI towards furthering their education,” said Ms Bethel.