on Jan 21st, 2009Career education for laid-off workers in the Bahamas

A top-ranking official has recently lauded the achievement of the Career Institute in the College of the Bahamas. This is good news for both the COB and the government that has been helping each other.

Education Minister Carl Bethel said this goal will help enable the students and the people that had stopped schooling to have another opportunity to have re-training and acquire new skills. This is good as they finish their new skills they will be able to adapt and compete with the modern world.

Bethel said he lauded the efforts made by the College of the Bahamas in taking active leadership to be able to help people acquire new skills they can use in their daily lives. “With the efforts made by the College of the Bahamas the people will have new dimensions in life that they can use in the future,” the education minister points out.

He also lauded the leadership of COB president Janyne Hodder including his team because they were able to make a good program for the people especially in educating them to learn new skills.

Bethel said despite the recent lay-offs in the country the COB was there in timely response to help displaced workers gain new knowledge they can use to meet the demand of the new companies.

Bethel called this people empowerment in times of crisis and this is really a very laudable program of COB. The COB team is also taking these steps to empower people so that the students would not be affected by the recent recession in the country. It was earlier reported some students in a boarding school are now planning to stop schooling because their parents were retrenched from work.

It is feared the lay-off would also result to many students stopping their school education because their parents have no more jobs to help them in their school expenses.

Bethel said the timely response of companies that want to help solve the ongoing crisis is a very laudable act of many companies of the country. He hopes the efforts made by COB would be doubled if not replicated so that people can continue to thrive despite challenges.


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