The Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries & Agriculture has acquired the services of Dr Karl Dawson as their new consultant to remedy the many weaknesses discovered in the ministry.
The announcement was made via a government-commissioned media release on Thursday.
In the release, portfolio minister Dr Natalio Wheatley said the ministry wanted the experience and knowledge of Dr Dawson to progress its ambitious agenda.
Dr Dawson, who is a graduate of the University of Florida with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Higher Education Administration, will be tasked with a number of responsibilities that include assisting with the implementation of the Agriculture and Fisheries Marketing Authority Bill.
His 24-years’ experience at the H Lavity Stoutt Community College and seven years as president of the institution will assist with his task of liaising with the college on the implementation of the Teacher Education Institute.
Dr Dawson will also be providing support on matters of accreditation, mentorship of new leadership, planning, programme development, programme review and succession planning; liaising with the regional and international organisations on scholarship opportunities for Virgin Islanders, especially the education sector; and collaborating with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Labour and Immigration to facilitate work readiness training.
His latest position held was at the Anguilla Community College as President from 2017 to 2020. He also serves as the President for Towers Educational Consultants (BVI).
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