124 People To Graduate From Bermuda College

May 15, 2018 | 10 Comments

Bermuda College traditionally launches the Island’s graduation event calendar, and this week will be no different, as 124 graduates of the College – 54 percent with honours – will receive associate degrees, diplomas or certificates in Commencement ceremonies at 2pm on Thursday [May 17] on the College field.

“Government MP for Devonshire East, the Hon T. Christopher Famous will deliver the Commencement address. A Bermuda College alumnus [Class of ’89], Mr. Famous is a proud graduate of the automotive certificate programme, and well known for his socio-political commentary in local media,” the College said.

“Of special note, Thursday’s ceremonies will also witness the first cohort of 16 graduates of the Certificate of Applied Technology programme, all of whom are dual enrolment students from either The Berkeley Institute or CedarBridge Academy.”

Dr. Trescot Wilson, Dean of the Division of Business Administration, Hospitality & Technical Education, which traditionally yields the largest number of graduates, praised both the technology programme and the pioneering students.

“Technical and vocation education is the way of the future to enhance sustained development in any country. The Certificate in Applied Science & Technology at Bermuda College serves many purposes. For some, they offer opportunities to further their careers and earning power,” Dr Wilson said.

“For others, they offer careers in hands-on industries which do not require traditional four-year academic training. For still others, they offer a way to enrich the high school experience, prepare for college and earn college credits, all at the same time.

“Today I can attest to the fact that these 16 graduates have already shortened their freshman year, earned college credits from an accredited institution, have become familiar with college-level expectations and performance, and have learned how to be accountable.”

Ten students will be graduated from the Associate in Science [Nursing] programme; and six students will receive baccalaureate degree [Business Administration] from the College’s partnership with Mount Saint Vincent University.

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  1. Billy Bob says:

    A very well done to the lads of PB$

  2. How so? says:

    The tech dual enrollment is a certificate program, so how would that reduce the student’s freshmen year as stated by the college?

    “Today I can attest to the fact that these 16 graduates have already shortened their freshman year, earned college credits from an accredited institution, “

  3. Nice to hear, now they will have to start their own buisness because Bermudians are not being hired.

    • nerema says:

      That’s because your lot have not created one single job.

    • Whatcha says:

      PLP done nothing for Bermudian employment prospects…..Expats got the jobs.

      All the immigration promises and they have done nothing.

    • SMH says:

      Bermudians with skills and intelligence are being hired….OJ, you will always be nothing but a welfare recipient. LOL

  4. STRAIGHTFORWARD says:

    Fantastic, Christopher.

  5. Acegurl says:

    Well done graduates. This is just the beginning. Keep on the path of education. You have reached your first tertiary education goal.
    124 graduates however, means this is probably the most expensive college experience for graduates, in the world.

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