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Walwyn calls for trade school

Walwyn at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS) graduation ceremony yesterday, June 23.

Minister of Education Myron Walwyn has called for the establishment of a trade school in the British Virgin Islands.

He directed the call at Premier Dr D Orlando Smith during a graduation ceremony yesterday (June 23) at the Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS).

“I believe in many instances we have more of a skills problem than anything else, and this is why this institution (VISTS) is so important. But it is important to note that this institution is not a trade school, and we do need a trade school, premier.”

“A skills training centre in the territory for life-long learners outside of the formal education system, and we have to do it,” Walwyn further said.

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