The St. Kitts and Nevis Site of The University of the West Indies Open Campus held a virtual Certificate Giving Ceremony on Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, for persons who completed professional development courses last semester, Semester 2 of 2021/2022. The classes were held online with participants from St. Kitts, Nevis, Grenada, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Seventy-seven (77) virtual certificates were distributed in the following areas: Advanced Supervisory Management, Essential ICT for Office Administrators, Introduction to Data Analysis Tools, Project Management and Managing Property.
The Head of Site, Mrs Gaile Gray-Phillip, chaired the ceremony. Ms Jamie-Lee Rock, Officer-in-Charge of the Continuing and Professional Education (CPE) Centre of The UWI Open Campus, gave congratulatory remarks and challenged the recipients to continue to look for professional development opportunities.
The featured speaker, Mrs Venetta Hobson Moving, former educator, Permanent Secretary and Human Resource Manager in the Nevis Island Administration, spoke about the importance of retooling, reskilling, rebranding, networking, staying current and making use of opportunities. Ms Sherlene Caines, who gave remarks on behalf of all participants, stated that she enrolled in the course because she wanted to be more efficient in her job and to demonstrate to her young son that hard work and persistence give excellent results.
The UWI Open Campus St. Kitts and Nevis Site provides lifelong learning and workforce development to residents of St Kitts and Nevis.