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By: Dominic Alexander

Tuesday, October 13, 2009 – On Wednesday, 14th of October 2009, the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation in collaboration with the Bank of Saint Lucia and First Caribbean International Bank will host the 3rd Annual Tertiary Education & Trades Fair at the St. Isidore’s Hall in Soufriere between 11:30 a.m and 5:30 p.m.

This year, Monroe College, National Research and Development Foundation, National Skills Development Center, Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, Education for Advancement (EFA), International American University College of Medicine, Southern Educational Institute and the Ministry of Education will be amongst the educational institutions with tables at the fair.

Mr. Dominic Alexander, General Manager of the Soufriere Foundation, said: “In addition to the participating institutions, the fair will also offer a panel of business people within the community who have excelled in their professions as teachers, lawyers, nurses etc. These professionals will be available to make recommendations to persons as to how they can pursue similar careers.”

Both the Bank of Saint Lucia and First Caribbean International Bank will be present to share information on financing student loans. The Education and Trades Fair is one way that the Soufriere Foundation continues to meet its community development mandate.

The Soufriere Foundation is a non-profit company located in Soufriere with the mandate to undertake social, cultural, human resource, tourism and infrastructure development in the Soufriere area. Some of its recent projects include the development of the Tet Paul Nature Trail and Sulphur Springs Enhancement Project.

The Soufriere Foundation invites the general public, students, and workers, to this year’s fair. For further information please feel free to contact the Soufriere Foundation at (758) 459-5212 /459-7200/7201.

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