Minister of Education Myron Walwyn said H Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) will very soon be offering building and construction-related courses to students.
Walwyn said these courses are being added to the college’s curriculum in light of the increased demand for construction professionals since the hurricanes.
“In the Virgin Islands, a number of business, particularly tourism-based businesses have been destroyed and there lies an opportunity for persons who worked in these areas to be trained in other areas until their places of employment have been restored,” the minister explained.
“As such, I asked the president [of HLSCC] to provide courses in construction, plumbing, electrical works, landscaping, marine industry management and maintenance, just to name a few.”
The education minister said he expects these courses to begin next month. He further stated that the new courses will be offered at a ‘reasonable cost’.
“Further details on the particulars will be offered in another update,” Walwyn said.
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