October 11, 2011
SVG represented at ALBA Education Workshop

St.Vincent and the Grenadines was represented at the annual Alba Education Workshop, held in Quito, Ecuador last week.{{more}}

Government Senator Elvis Charles, a Parliamentary Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, left St. Vincent last week Wednesday to attend the workshop, which brought together a number of officials from Alba Alliance in the Caribbean and Latin American, to look at issues related to education and training.

The workshop ran for two days, starting October 6.

The officials reviewed a series of programmes leading to training in the areas of science and technology, health, education and teacher training, telecommunications, and tourism.

The training is expected to benefit young students from St.Vincent and the Grenadines.

The workshop was conducted by the Ministry for Higher Learning of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, and is the fourth such event under the Alba Alliance.

Officials from Antigua and Dominica were also expected to attend the workshop.

Senator Charles returned to the state on October 9.