Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Environment Ministry on Board with BTVI Solar Training Program

Left to right: BTVI Associate Vice President of Administrative Services, Zakia Winder; BTVI Chairman, Kevin Basden; BTVI President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson; Minister of Environment and Housing, the Honorable Romauld Ferreira; Ministry of Environment and Housing Acting Permanent Secretary, Janice Miller and  BTVI Dean of Construction Trades and Workforce Development, Alexander Darville.  Photo: Shantique Longley

In light of plans by the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) to re-launch its solar training program in 2018, a few members of its team recently paid a courtesy call on Minister of Environment and Housing, the Honourable Romauld Ferreira. Minister Ferreira expressed the ministry’s mandate to increase renewable energy in The Bahamas with solar power systems fitting this objective.

BTVI President, Dr. Robert W. Robertson suggested that the Ministry of Environment and Housing collaborate with the Ministry of Labor to ensure that local inspectors receive proper solar panel training from BTVI to prevent the need to hire qualified foreign inspectors.

Meanwhile, Minister Ferreira expressed his respect for the work of BTVI and his confidence in the institute’s plans. He stated that BTVI’s initiative is a major thrust in getting the country to where it needs to be and pledged to assist in those endeavors.

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