A twenty-one member Vincentian contingent is in St. Kitts and Nevis for a one-week CSME Student Exchange Mission which is being held under the theme “Students Engaging the CSME through Field Promotion.”
The project, funded by the 10th European Development Fund, is a Public Education Component of the CSME’s Economic Integration Program.
The students are drawn from the Divisions of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College and the University of the West Indies Open Campus (St. Vincent),
They will be mobilized and trained to identify CSME Career Opportunities in the areas of Movement of Skills; Movement of Capital and the Rights of Establishment; Movement of Goods and the Provision of Services.
Over a five-day period, the students will meet and engage with Ministries and Departments responsible for Labour, Commerce and Immigration, as well as the body responsible for the issuing of CARICOM Skills Certificates.
Companies such as the local stock exchange, large financial institutions, and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will be visited where students will gain practical engagement with their operations. The project is a Caribbean-wide initiative, with students across the region visiting the various members of the CSME.
The delegation also includes the CSME Focal Point for St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Sylvonne Jack, Lecturer in Geography at the Community College, Allanson Cruickshank, and the CARICOM Female Youth Ambassador for St. Vincent and the Grenadines Chelcia Ferdinand. T
The field trip concludes on Saturday 17 October, when the contingent returns to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
St. Vincent and the Grenadines will host students from Jamaica from the 1st to the 7th of 7 November, 2015.