The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College and Canada’s Humber College have signed a partnership agreement.
The agreement will see Canada’s Humber College allowing holders of the Community College’s Associate Degree in business studies to join the second year of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce Programmes in hospitality and tourism management marketing, supply chain management, fashion management, management studies and digital business management.
Minister of Finance Camillo Gonsalves made the disclosure in his Budget Address on Feb. 5.
“A quick check of the current annual fees for year one for international students at Humber College indicates that Vincentian Community College Graduates who skip the first year will save between EC$31,885 and EC$34,515 at today’s exchange rates, to say nothing of living expenses,” the minister said.
“Students, the next time someone tells you that your associate degree isn’t worth the paper it’s written on, tell them that Humber College, a quality tertiary institution, values that degree at over $30,000. Similar agreements exist with the University of the West Indies, the University of Technology, and Monroe College, among others,” he said.
The opposition New Democratic Party had criticised the associate degree programme at the SVGCC, saying that it was not accredited.