19 Dec

Creating The Next Generation Of Problem Solvers

Technical and Vocational Education also involves transferable skills through academic study, as the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute explains . . . A huge part of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) involves academics that focus on being innovative and solving problems. Simply put: TVET is not solely hands on. The very nature of TVET…
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12 Dec

Succeeding at UB, what does it take?

Le’Andra Mackey’s determination to become a medical doctor, specializing in anesthesiology, remains resolute. That determination is demonstrated by her fervent studies to maintain a 3.5 GPA in her biology and chemistry classes.  Just like an anesthesiologist constantly monitoring blood flow, breath and the heartbeat of a patient undergoing surgery, Mackey’s current rhythm of classes, rigorous…
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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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