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College Readiness Symposium 2017

The Department of Education, Innovation & Gender Relations is embarking on a new initiative called the College Readiness Symposium.  The objective of this initiative is to enable nationals to make a smooth transition to institutions of higher learning by helping them make the best decisions during their journey for ongoing personal growth and development. The Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday July 26th to Friday 28 July 2017 and will be held at the Conference Room of the Financial Centre, Point Seraphine. 

Sessions will be facilitated by Ms. Erica Hepburn, a representative from American College Testing (ACT) who deals with International Educational Programmes, specifically in the Caribbean Market.  The schedule for the symposium is as follows.

Target Groups Symposium Dates Time
New and continuing students at Sir Arthur Lewis

Community College (SALCC),

Prospective students – University of the West Indies  UWI), USA, Canada, UK                                                                                      


Wednesday July 26, 2017


9 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                                                                                                                              

General Audience


Wednesday July 26, 2017 3 p.m.
4th and 5th Forms Secondary School students


Thursday July 27, 2017 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Guidance Counsellors.


Friday July28, 2017 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.



The Department of Education is encouraging individuals to take full advantage of this life changing opportunity.

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