The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute has signed a memorandum of understanding with Nova Scotia Community College of Halifax, Canada.

At a signing event held Minister of State in the Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, the Hon. Zane Lightbourne said, “this memorandum of understanding today, is a relationship that tells of our confidence in each other as countries. It also tells you that we have an awesome partner when it comes to looking into our national development.”

Gord Wilkie of Nova Scotia Community College also spoke with at the event. “These kinds of partnerships help grow and encourage instructors to reach out and to learn and look beyond our borders because when you’re in another culture, another place where people do the same thing and they do it maybe a little better than you, you take it back with you, you take ideas back and when you do that it will inspire your students,” he said.

The signing came to fruition after an introduction of the two institutions by Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey. She was also present and said, “I also see the opportunity for perhaps some scholarships. I see the opportunity for other best practice discussions as we continue to build our own curriculum.”