The Graduation Ceremony for Campden Park Technical Institute (CPTI) for the academic years 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 took place on Wednesday 29th June 2022 and Mustique Charitable Foundation (MCF) is pleased to announce that twenty-five (25) trainees from academic year 2020-2021 and all thirty-five (35) from academic year 2021-2022 who were awarded MCF Partial Scholarships, successfully graduated from their respective programs. To add to this, the Valedictorian and the Most Outstanding Performer in each of the seven (7) programs offered were MCF Partial Scholarship Awardees. The programs offered for 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic year included Cake Baking and Decorating, Electrical Installation, Food and Drink Services, Welding, Plumbing, General Office Administration and Food Preparation and Cookery.
At the ceremony, Mr. Iran Rouse (CPTI Administrative Head) spoke briefly on the challenges that were faced including the COVID-19 Pandemic and La Soufrière Volcanic Eruptions which caused no graduation to take place in 2021. Nevertheless, he expressed his pride as “sitting before him, are the trainees that overcame these adversities and pushed through to complete their courses in order to obtain certification”.
During her brief address, Natalia Gill (MCF Project Director) reminded the graduates that “Though their journey may appear more difficult than some, they are evidence that there is a paradigm shift on the horizon within the realm of skill-based education” and that “Giving up is not an option”.
MCF is heartened by the performance of all Awardees between both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years and hope that our Partial Scholarships will continue to benefit trainees in the years to come.