Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Department of Education
Release Date:
Thursday, 3 September 2015 - 10:45am

Young persons in the Virgin Islands are encouraged to register for the ninth cohort of the TVET Apprenticeship Programme for Fall 2015 as registration ends Friday, September 4.          

The Ministry of Education and Culture and H. Lavity Stoutt Community College’s joint Technical/Vocational Education and Training Apprenticeship Programme (TVET) will cater to Virgin Islands youth between the ages of 18 and 30 years.

The programme has completed eight cohorts of students since 2006, and these persons have all benefitted by gaining exposure to the technical and vocational skills which provide a pathway to a long-lasting career.

Education Officer for TVET in the Ministry of Education and Culture, Mr. Allen Hodge said, “Not everyone enjoys learning in the traditional academic setting and that is why it is imperative we provide technical and vocational education alternatives to our young people.”

The programme offers entry level professional training in air conditioning and refrigeration, house-wiring, small engine repair, culinary and restaurant skills, general office skills, computer application and woodwork.

The Ministry of Education and Culture continues to support this programme and its students in all aspects, and has endeavored to assist its students in becoming active, productive citizens of this community. 

Interested persons may contact Mr. Allen Hodge or Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye at telephone number 468-2151 or visit the Ministry of Education and Culture’s location on the first floor of the Central Administration Complex. 


Bria Smith

Information Officer II
Department of Information and Public Relations (GIS)
Telephone: 468-2747