Georgetown Technical Institute (GTI) held its Graduation Ceremony for the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 on Thursday 30th June 2022 at which thirty (30) of MCF Partial Scholarship Awardees successfully graduated from their respective programs for the 2020- 2021 academic year and twenty-six (26) from the 2021-2022 academic year.
Mustique Charitable Foundation (MCF) is also pleased to announce that MCF Partial Scholarship Awardees received the “Most Outstanding” award in each program area, those being Food and Drink Service, Food Preparation and Cookery, Welding, Electrical Installation and Furniture Making.
The theme of GTI’s ceremony this year was “persevering through trying times,” and GTI’s Principal, Mr. Kendal Sam, acknowledged the trials that this graduating year faced which caused GTI to miss out on the opportunity of having a graduation ceremony last year. However, he expressed his pride in the work and determination of the trainees which saw the Institute re-opening soon after the La Soufrière Volcanic Eruptions.
At the ceremony, during her brief address, MCF Project Director Natalia Gill encouraged the graduates and advised them that “though there is a current lack of emphasis on skill-based education, each of you are the evidence that technically trained persons are a core element of any project and without them, nothing would be possible in everyday life.”
Mustique Charitable Foundation is heartened by the performance of all Awardees for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic year and hope that the MCF Partial Scholarships will continue to benefit trainees in the year to come.