This Technical High School was designed with an awareness of the holistic and functional needs of students who are interested in developing skills that will enable them to pursue trades and become productive citizens. The school is structured to enable students to achieve higher levels of proficiency in TVET areas and the option to obtain general secondary education certification.

The Technical High School was designed with an awareness of the holistic and functional needs of students who are interested in developing skills that will enable them to pursue trades and become productive citizens. Eventually, this institution will also offer courses in the evening to persons who are interested in being certified with the skills necessary.

Vision

To provide access to technical vocational education and training at the secondary level consistent with regional and international standards

Mission

To enable students to develop competencies in technical vocational education and training regardless of learning styles and abilities

Motto

“Empowering Our Future”

 

Student Outcomes

The major outcomes expected of students are as follows:

  • Development of self esteem with respect to learning, by focusing on a technical and vocational area of their choice
  • Acquisition of communication, computation/numeracy and social skills that are necessary to function within the industry
  • Development of technical and vocational skills by means of classroom lectures, shop/lab experiences and on-the-job/apprenticeship experiences
  • Development of academic and social skills necessary to function in society
  • To bridge the gap between the school and the labour force, thereby equipping them with employable skills
  • To award successful students with either 

        
(a) Technical and Vocational Certificate and/or 
        
(b) Secondary School -leaving Certificate along with regional or international certification (CXC, CVQ,NVQ, City and Guilds, etc.)

Programme
  
The programme offered are:
    1.    Hospitality, Catering and Tourism, Home Economics
    2.    Cosmetology
    3.    Construction
    4.    Auto Mechanics

COURSE OUTLINE

  

 SUBJECTS    No. of hours per week
English Language    
Mathematics  4  
Information Technology                 2    
Human and Social Biology / Integrated Science 3
Social Studies / Geography / History /  Spanish / Music /   Physical Education  3
Entrepreneurship / Customer Service / Financial Services /   Tourism              1
Technical Vocational Area      8
   
   
   

         

On-the-Job Training / Apprenticeship

On -the-Job Training/Apprenticeship will be done/administered at the end of Grades 10 and 11 during the Summer Vacation for a period of  four (4) weeks  and one (1) week  prior to the end of each term.  The Guidance Officer is  responsible for the Apprenticeship Programme and making  the necessary arrangement with the appropriate industry for the placement of students. 

 

Department Contact Information

To make contact with The Virgin Islands School of Technical Studies (VISTS), see below for contact information:

Department of Education

P.O. Box 72
Central Administration Building

33 Admin Drive
Road Town, Tortola
Virgin Islands (British) VG1110

Business Hours:

Monday - Friday  
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Email Address: education@gov.vg

Telephone: 1(284) 468-2036
Fax: 1(284) 468-3318

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