March 11, 2011
More avenues for Taiwanese scholarships for Vincentian students

An avenue for pursing university education in Taiwan is being made available for students at the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, Division of Technical and Vocational Education.{{more}}

As the Republic of China on Taiwan celebrates its Centennial on Tuesday, March 8, 2011, personnel from the Taiwanese Embassy here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines dedicated themselves to speak to the Information Technology and Business students at the Division of Technical and Vocational Education on issues related to information and communication technology and also offering possible avenues for seeking scholarships in Taiwan.

Dean of the Division, Osborne Bowen, noted that the division is seeking avenues for their students to move to higher educational levels. He said they are seeking to further their relationship with the Republic of China on Taiwan, noting that the educational value that the students would obtain from studying in Taiwan can only add to their capital. He further told the students that as an individual they can only do better and maximize their personal benefits and potential as an employee if they obtain a quality education.

Bowen noted that the ROC has offered scholarships to many Vincentian Students in the past which has proven to be very beneficial because persons have returned to the state and are giving human service to the country. He said the relationship which they are forging with the Taiwanese Embassy is one that will benefit the students at the division.

Taiwanese IT volunteer, Ya-sung Lee who spoke to the students on why they should become an IT professional told them that they need to start thinking about their future because it is important and they are the ones who have to make this decision. He educated the students about Taiwan and some of the companies there that manufacture computers, ipods and memory sticks.

Harriet Caine, a Vincentian who studied in Taiwan, also made a presentation at Tuesday’s Lecture along with the Taiwanese First Secretary Chen-Lang Chen. They spoke on How to be an IT professional and Taiwan’s Education System, respectively.

This year, Taiwan will be offering six scholarships to Vincentian students.