NEIT Grants Degrees to Bermudian Students

Bermuda 2015EAST GREENWICH, RI, USA – Douglas H. Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost at New England Institute of Technology, is pleased to announce that the following students received their degree at the college’s Commencement Ceremony held on May 3, 2015. This year marked the 75th Anniversary of the college.  New England Tech awarded more than 1000 students with an Associate in Science (AS), Bachelor of Science (BS) or Master of Science (MS) Degree.

Bermuda graduates and dignitaries pictured from left are:

Dr. Duranda Greene, President, Bermuda College; Stefan Lambert, Zi-ne Franklin, Patrick Chapman, Jelania Hassell, Raymeisha Butterfield, Tyree Armstrong who is holding the flag in the  back row, Jasmine Hendrickson,Tiffany Samuels, Ronald Smith;  Pandora Glasford, Training Manager, Bermuda Workforce Development; and Randy Rochester, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Graduates not pictured:  Jevon Baker, Barak Bremar, DaJon Carey, Jabari Hollis, Riley McLaughlin, Irving Outerbridge, Regino-Che Smith, and Lacie Williams-Hill.           

Sherman stated, “We are extremely proud to have these exceptional students as members of our college community. Our international students enrich the learning experience for all students as well as New England Tech’s faculty and staff. We look forward to the opportunity to participate in the education of future students from Bermuda for many years to come.”

Six Bermudians to Train as Automotive Collision Repair Technicians at New England Tech

Bernews (Bermuda News) announces six Bermudians have been presented a scholarship by the Minister of Home Affairs, Michael Fahy, to attend Rhode Island’s New England Tech.

These  students will be enrolled in the Automotive Collision Repair Technology program.  Click here to read more.

Bermuda Provides Five Scholarships to New EnglandTech Students.

In collaboration with the National Training Board, the Ministry of Public Works is providing sponsorship to five students to attend the New England Institute of Technology.

The students are:

  • Dornielle Farrell – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Sergio Richardson – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Jonte Smith – Associate Program in Automotive Technology
  • Ricardo Dias – Associates Program in Body and Paint Technology
  • Dajon Carey – Bachelors Program Service Management Technology

Minister of Public Works Trevor Moniz recently greeted the students at the L.F. International Airport before they departed for the New England Institute of Technology.

Bermuda students train at Rhode Island automotive school at New England Tech

“It gives me great pleasure to officially launch a new technical education initiative that is aimed at promoting a sustainable workforce. Our Senior Management team has worked tirelessly to assess the current employee complement within the Ministry of Public Works Operations and Engineering,” Minister Moniz said.

He continued: “The demand for certified professionals today is unprecedented. It is the intent of the National Training Board and the Department of Public Works through this partnership, to continue to emphasize the importance of qualifications and certifications as a way to demonstrate knowledge, skills and competency.

“It is also a way to allow for the continuance of operations for generations with individuals who are professional, proficient and committed in a vocational occupation.”

“We are grateful for the relationship that we have with the New England Institute of Technology through the NTB to allow a consistent approach in the development of local talent. Thank you for assisting us in building a stronger and more sustainable Bermuda,” the Minister concluded.proficient and committed in a vocational occupation.”

A statement issued by the PLP said they were “pleased to note that the OBA government has continued with this initiative started under our government.

“We are confident that these young gentlemen will benefit greatly from the opportunity to train at the New England Institute of Technology,” the PLP said.

“This programme, in collaboration with the National Training Board, offers students access to opportunities to gain technical education certifications and return to Bermuda qualified and able to enter the workforce.”

Shadow Minister of Public Works Derrick Burgess said: “I am very pleased that these young gentlemen have headed off to further their education and develop skillsets that will enable them to return to Bermuda, qualified and ready to get to work. We are proud that this relationship was started under a PLP Government and we note the fact that the OBA Government has endorsed the value of this program by continuing it.”

Bermuda automotive and auto body students train at Rhode Island's NEIT“The PLP congratulates these gentlemen on taking this next step in their education, and wishes them well in their studies and career development,” Mr Burgess concluded.