February 21, 2014
Expanding UWI Open Campus footprint

The UWI Open Campus in St Vincent and the Grenadines continues to move with the times and provide expanding training opportunities here.{{more}}

The Open Campus, in a press release, announced it is offering an appealing mix of short courses during this semester. These include Supervisory Management, Managing Projects for Success, Caring For the Elderly, Advanced Counselling: Working with the Adolescent, and Understanding Music: Theory and Practice, level 2.

The Open Campus said while these courses are not matriculation courses, they will certainly enhance the skills and competencies of young professionals and interested individuals in the market place, and add value to their capacity for innovation and change in an increasingly competitive work environment.

It is an exciting time for tertiary education in St Vincent and the Grenadines and more so, for us at the Open Campus, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the release added.

The notion of an Open Campus suggests that not only is the university open for more business, it is prepared to listen and take on board the particular national needs of traditionally underserviced countries like St Vincent and the Grenadines, it said.

The Open Campus noted that historically, the University of the West Indies has sought to respond to the changing educational and training needs of the region. A cursory look at its development will show that through the Extra-Mutual Department and subsequent institutions, it responded to the early needs for continuing education in the post-world war era and in various ways contributed to the pre-independence period in these islands, it said.

Through the establishment of the School of Continuing Studies (SCS), the idea of work and study expanded. Now, in the early years of the second decade of the 21st century, the virtual Campus is strengthening the university’s resolve to provide ‘high quality university education, research and services’ to all in and beyond the Caribbean, the release said.

The Open Campus has invited persons interested in the semester’s courses to collect an application form from the main Open Campus office, fill it out and return it before Friday, February 28th, 2014 to reserve a place. The courses will commence in the week of March 3rd, 2014.