Premier Cox Visits Bermuda College Campus

August 18, 2011

Earlier today [Aug.18] Premier Paula Cox visited the Bermuda College Campus to highlight the certification programmes that 72 Bermudians are currently undertaking to upgrade their skills in anticipation of re-entry to the workforce.

This initiative, termed “Getting Bermudians Back to Work” is sponsored by the Cabinet Office and Ministry of Finance, and is one of the programmes funded out of the closing of the Unemployment Insurance Fund.


Assisting in the programme’s implementation are the Professional and Career Education [PACE] department at the Bermuda College and the Department of Labour and Training.

The Premier visited the classes that were in session [Computer, Management, and Accounting] to give words of appreciation and encouragement. Premier Cox said that she was “extremely proud” of the participants in taking the steps required to enhance their skills.

The Premier said, “Bermuda needs those who are willing to expand their horizons. These Bermudians are going back to school so that they can go back to work and I commend them for their effort. We need to prepare for the jobs of the future, by upgrading our skills today. This government will continue the important work of developing our workforce.”


Following the classroom visits there was a luncheon for the participants and the various government officials who accompanied Premier Cox.

Accompanying Premier Cox to the Bermuda College today were Minister of Education Dame Jennifer Smith, Minister of Economy Trade & Industry Kim Wilson, Senator David Burt, Acting Cabinet Secretary Judith Hall-Bean, President of Bermuda College Dr. Duranda Greene, Directory of Professional and Career Education at the Bermuda College Tawana Flood and Director of Labour and Training George Outerbridge

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  1. She better go visit BIU Headquarters LOL!!