PM encourages students to excel in technology

PM encourages students to excel in technology
MINISTER’S PROUD MOMENT – Minister of State for Grand Bahama, Senator Kwasi Thompson shows Prime Minister Hubert Minnis some of the items produced by entrepreneurs of the newly-launched apiary programme in Grand Bahama. Also looking on is Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Michael Pintard. (BIS Photos/Andrew Miller)

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert A. Minnis encouraged Grand Bahama students on Friday “to take advantage” of the information gained from a one-day technology seminar at the Grand Lucayan.

Addressing a room full of students from various schools in the nation’s second city, Dr. Minnis also reminded the students that they are the future.

“Technology, as you know, is the future of the world. We are attempting aggressively to make Grand Bahama the technology hub of The Bahamas and therefore it is essential for you to absorb and understand as much as possible the tech language and equipment you will be exposed to today,” he said.

“Because you are the future of The Bahamas and be assured that your government will assist you in your career path, so that you can become successful. After all, you are the future of The Bahamas and we must secure and garner our future. We must protect you, ensure that you excel and become the best in the world.”

The prime minister encouraged the students to continue to strive for excellence not only in their studies, but in their collection of knowledge.

“You must succeed, because as I look out at this audience today, I can potentially be looking at the Bahamian version of the next Bill Gates,” he said.

The seminar was the launch pad for the students attending the final day of the Grand Bahama High School Technical and Industrial Careers Fair, which was held March 15-16, 2018.

The event attracted some 2,000 students from 20 schools both private and public in Grand Bahama.

Booths represented a cross section of careers available and gave the students in grades 9-12, an opportunity to speak directly with representatives from each business or company.

Grand Bahama Power, Grand Bahama Shipyard, Freeport Container Port, Grand Lucayan, Cable Bahamas, Aliv, BTC, the Bahamas Police, Defence Force, Bahamas National Trust and the newly-created Apiary enterprise, were all represented.