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
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.