Students on Nevis urged to take advantage of multi-disciplinary education

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Photo caption: Clothing and Textiles tutor at the Charlestown Secondary School Multi-Purpose Centre Ms. Mavis Parris and her students showing off their work at the school’s auditorium at their Technology and Art Exhibition on May 26, 2016

NIA CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (May 27, 2016) — Premier of Nevis and Minister of education Hon. Vance Amory continues to lend his support to technical vocational education and urged students to embrace the opportunities and benefits a multi-disciplinary education offers.

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Photo caption: Ezzard Charles, Patron of Charlestown Secondary School Multi-Purpose Centre’s Technology and Art Exhibition receives a fruit basket and plaque from teacher Ms. Mavis Parris on behalf of the Centre, at the opening ceremony on May 26, 2016.

Mr. Amory made the comment when he delivered remarks at an opening ceremony for the Technology and Arts Exhibition of the Charlestown Secondary School (CSS) Multi-Purpose Centre at the school’s auditorium on May 26, 2016. The theme was “Creativity through Skilled Hands.” The patron was Ezzard Charles, a former teacher at the institution.

“The focus on Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)… and the focus that we expose every child as far as possible to skilled training, is something which I fully endorse and will continue to encourage…

“You have skills. You have the talent. You have been given the opportunity and that you should take advantage…to translate that skill into an opportunity to make a living in the land of your birth,” he said.

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Photo caption:  (L-R) Premier of Nevis and Minister of Education Hon. Vance Amory, former teacher at the Charlestown Secondary School Multi-Purpose Centre and patron of the Centre’s Technology and Art Exhibition Mr. Ezzard Charles, Supervisor of the Centre Mr. Grafield Virgo and Principal of the Charlestown Secondary School Edson Elliott at the exhibition at the school’s auditorium on May 26, 2016

However, Mr. Amory noted, that multi-purpose teachings should focus on the student’s future. He said, a multi-disciplinary approach to education provides an opportunity for students to develop their academic and technical skills and to make contributions to the society.

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Photo caption: Furniture made by students of the Charlestown Secondary School Multi-Purpose Centre on display at the school’s auditorium at their Technology and Art Exhibition on May 26, 2016

He also added that student’s interest should be broadened to embrace other areas of professional development that are offered through technical vocational education apart from the traditional areas.

The Education Minister praised Principal of the CSS Edson Elliott and Supervisor of the Multi-Purpose Centre Garfield Virgo for promoting an initiative which is helping students to realise that education is multi-faceted.

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Photo caption: Metal works made by students of the of the Charlestown Secondary School Multi-Purpose Centre on display at the school’s auditorium at their Technology and Art Exhibition on May 26, 2016

A prayer was done by Mrs. Marilyn Tross, the national anthem was delivered by Troy Jeffers, opening remarks by Mrs. Nicola Parris, remarks from Centre supervisor Mr. Garfield Virgo, Principal Mr. Edson Elliott and the vote of thinks was done by Mr. Kelvin Fraser.
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