05 Dec

Preparation: The Key to Unlocking Success in College and Beyond

Over the past few weeks, you’ve seen a reoccurring theme: The world we live in today is competitive and college is the edge that enables you to compete and succeed.  Simply put, achieving your career goals requires some form of education or training beyond high school. At the Lyford Cay Foundations, we’ve found that with…
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21 Nov

University of The Bahamas Student’s Passion Drives Leadership

When he entered the former The College of The Bahamas as a first-year student, Keyron Smith was not prepared for the experience. Since his 2012 entry as a Biology major, students, faculty, and staff have all come to admire Smith for his drive and impact. Smith presently serves as President of the Student Government Association…
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13 Nov

The Advantage Of A Degree Is Not Hard To Compute

Our world is quickly changing, and those who want to be competitive are planning their education and careers accordingly. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that jobs in all computer occupations in the US will grow by 22 per cent by the year 2020. Locally, entities such as the Road Traffic Department, National…
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07 Nov

So Who Should Go To College? Everyone!

When you’re at the top of your high school class and your parents are college graduates, college often seems like the next natural step after graduation. For many of us, education after high school isn’t even a thought.  Or, if it is, it’s a dream that’s quickly tossed away once we consider the challenge of…
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31 Oct

A college education is worth every penny!

By Selvin I. Basden Director of Human Resources & Training, Bahamasair Holdings, Inc. and past recipient of a Lyford Cay Foundations’ scholarship. It feels like only yesterday that I walked across the stage at Lincoln University to collect my college diploma.  It was 1996 and I had just completed my Bachelor’s in Public Policy and…
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24 Oct

Gain An Edge: Opening The Door To Work

Dean of Academic Affairs at the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI), Pleshette McPhee, often says “TVET is the new global currency”. In some quarters, there has been a blue-collar stigma attached to TVET – technical and vocational education and training. In part, this reflects our white-collar society. For far too long, there has been…
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17 Oct

What Does A National University Mean For Bahamians?

Rodney D. Smith, Ed.D. Dr. Rodney D. Smith is the eighth President of The College of The Bahamas, appointed to the position effective October 2014. He was previously Vice President of Administrative Services at Hampton University and initially served as COB President from 2004-2005. Two researchers from the London School of Economics, recently (August 2016)…
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