BTVI and US Embassy Strengthening Alliances
United States Embassy and The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) officials recently engaged in a productive dialogue.
The US Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer, Penny Rechkemmer and Education and Cultural Specialist, Chanelle Cleare, met with BTVI president, Dr. Robert W. Robertson and a few members of his senior management team at the institution’s Old Trail Road campus, where they discussed areas of interest such as educational exchanges, college and university visitations, in addition to grant and speaker opportunities.
Ms. Rechkemmer noted that education is one of the ways to build a strong bilateral relationship between countries; meanwhile Dr. Robertson expressed his openness to BTVI forging closer ties with the Embassy, with the view of deepening mutually beneficial cooperation. Embassy officials toured the campus following the meeting.
Article and Photos by Shantique Longley
The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI)
Top: In front row from left to right: US Embassy’s Public Affairs Officer, Penny Rechkemmer; BTVI’s President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson and US Embassy’s Education and Cultural Specialist, Chanelle Cleare. Standing from left to right are: BTVI’s Dean of Construction Trades and Workforce Development, Alexander Darville; Dean of Student Services, Racquel Bethel; Dean of Academic Studies, Pleshette McPhee; Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, Zakia Winder and Registrar, Samara Sands.
US Embassy Public Affairs Officer, Penny Rechkemmer and Education and BTVI’s President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson in discussion following an informal, yet informative meeting.
US Embassy Education and Cultural Specialist, Chanelle Cleare and Public Affairs Officer, Penny Rechkemmer view the work of BTVI alumnus, Kevin Evans, while on tour of the institution’s Fashion department.