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GAIN AN EDGE: With a trade you’ll always have money in your pocket

As someone whose mother initially wanted him to become a doctor or an electrical engineer, Christian Knowles is proof that the recipe to thrive is having a passion combined with the determination to pursue it.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Lynette’s making her mark in among the men

Being a woman in a technical class traditionally dominated by men is not easy. Lynette Albury knows that all too well.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Chasing the dream is no accident, just design

Having the perseverance to dive deep into one’s passion bringing it to life can lead to wondrous possibilities. This was the case for Tonique Farrington, whose love for fashion started to blossom at a young age.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Princeton’s proof of just what’s possible

When Princeton Boston entered the gates of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) in 2010, he was focused. By summer of the following year, he had earned a certificate in auto mechanics with his sights set on college abroad. Today, Princeton is a mechanical engineer at Benteler Automotive, a German manufacturer for exhaust systems in Michigan.

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Inmates to be trained at BTVI after deal signed

A CONTRACT was signed yesterday to provide 600 inmates and seven officers from the Bahamas Department of Correctional Services with training and certification from Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute.Present at yesterday’s signing included Nat

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Giving non-violent inmates a path back into society

THE Citizen Security and Justice Programme of the Ministry of National Security has announced that from July 7-October 7, 143 inmates will undergo training from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute. The training will be in seven vocational

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GAIN AN EDGE: The degree that keeps on helping

Imagine having completed your Information Technology (IT) Management degree two years ago, yet what you learned then still helps you solve issues today.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Breaking the mould - Natalie shows a bit of girl power

Natalie Smith initially wondered how she was perceived. As a Construction Technology major, she stepped into many predominantly male classes at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI). The reaction and comments from a few peers were indicative of the stereotypical view of certain careers.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Lifting the burden of education costs

For the tender age of 18, Tyric Mcphee is a mature young man. His mother never complained about paying the tuition and fees to attend the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), but Tyric “knew it was a struggle”.

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GAIN AN EDGE: Kristin learns the value of education

Life for Kristin Bethel has not been without its challenges. He grew up with no father in the home, and had a lot of built up frustration and unmanaged anger.

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GAIN AN EDGE – Affording BTVI: A world of options

During these economically challenging times, students pursuing technical education may have questions about affording tuition, fees, books and tools while at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI).

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GAIN AN EDGE: Why diversified education is key to social equity

Failure to have both TVET and traditional academics available in all school programmes is a disservice to our children and country, says Remiska Wildgoose, English instructor at BTVI . . .

GAIN AN EDGE: Creating the next generation of problem solvers

Technical and Vocational Education also involves transferable skills through academic study, as the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute explains . . .

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