900 qualified TVET trainees graduate
Caption: Dr. the Honourable Dr. Lovell Francis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education gives the feature address at the NESC.
Dr. the Honourable Dr. Lovell Francis, Minister of State in the Ministry of Education gave the feature address at the National Energy Skills Centre (NESC) graduation ceremony on Wednesday 7th October, 2015 held at the Point Lisas Campus, where 900 graduates from the institution’s eleven campuses received TVET qualifications.
The morning installment of the graduation ceremony was a lively session celebrating the achievement of students from the Laventille, Point Lisas, Debe and Woodford Lodge campuses. Minister Francis gave a hearty address to the young persons present, in which he reminded the graduating classes how fortunate they were to live in a time when opportunities such as tertiary education have become very accessible to the population. He said, “You are all special and you are all the living embodiment of someone else’s dream.” He urged the graduates to make the most of the privileges which they had received.
Minister Francis encouraged the graduants to consider the legacy which they will be responsible to uphold and the responsibility that they now have in transforming the nation. He told them that they have the opportunity to change the trajectory of the nation and transform their own lives and the lives of their families and communities. He also encouraged the students to uphold the legacy lessons which they have learned from the NESC, and to excel and be diligent and productive as they now have a new role, after their graduation, to make a positive impact for the betterment of our society.
Also present at the ceremony were Mr. Kern Dass, President, NESC; Mr. Anil Ramnarine, CEO, MIC Institute of Technology; Mr. Reynold John, General Manager, MIC Institute of Technology; Mr. Bhadase Seetahal-Maharaj, Dean, NESC; Mr. Rafael Mohammed, Registrar, NESC and Mr. Pascall N. Marcelin, Procurement and Contract Consultant.