CTI - Centre for Training & Innovation

Initiative: 
Economic Development
Partners in Education - PIE
Rationale: 

Nearly 50% of seniors at public high schools in The Bahamas do not meet the requirements to graduate with a diploma, and are instead awarded leaving certificates which hold no value. A survey of one particular high school on Eleuthera revealed that 70% of its students did not graduate in 2015.

In The Bahamas unemployment rose from 10% in 2005 to 15.7% in 2014 and youth unemployment doubled to 30.8% since 2001. On Eleuthera, where this project will be based, unemployment is estimated to be as high as 70% in some area, according to the Eleuthera Master Plan 2005.

We believe that these two factors (under education and unemployment) are contributors to poverty and crime. Poverty is correspondingly disproportionately high, with poverty on Eleuthera, reported in The State of the Nation Report to be as high as 20.3% against the country’s approximately 13% rate in 2014. 

According to statistics, education, unemployment, poverty and crime are all linked. Lack of education, can result in a persons’ inability to find employment. Lack of employment can lead to poverty and further result in persons indulging in criminal activity to meet their basic human needs. All of these are highly likely to occur when persons lack character. One Eleuthera Foundation believes that addressing the need for education, training and employment will, overtime, improve issues of poverty and crime.

Without an innovative approach to addressing the root causes of these problems, they will continue to persist and their rates will continue to increase.

Purpose: 

The Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI) is an education, training and business enterprise school located in Eleuthera, Bahamas. 

The new and emerging campus is situated at the former Rock Sound Club, in the settlement of Rock Sound and a short distance from the Rock Sound International Airport.

CTI offers educational opportunities for residents of Eleuthera, north, central and south as well as residents from other islands of The Bahamas.

CTI welcomes students who wish to explore the traditional heritages of Eleuthera, participate in and enhance cultural programs, develop new businesses, envision futuristic possibilities for the island and join forces with other stakeholders to contribute to the island’s continued strategic development.

Approach: 

The Centre for Training & Innovation (CTI), was birthed from One Eleuthera Foundation in 2015 with the launch of a short General Maintenance course in partnership with Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) and other stakeholders . Nearly 100 Eleutherans participated in plumbing, carpentry, tiling and electrical installation courses.

CTI is blossoming and on the way to becoming  a major continuing education outlet for Eleutherans, Bahamians and ultimately people worldwide.

The people of Eleuthera are poised for new and exciting possibilities with the opening of CTI. The school offers opportunities for specific training beginning with construction and general maintenance skills, and hospitality. A unique offering of CTI will center on providing individual students with coaching and mentoring to assist them in their educational, personal and economic goals. CTI is a place where students can grow and develop and become better citizens as we work together to build a vibrant economy for the island of Eleuthera and The Bahamas.

Programs at CTI

Our desire is that students of CTI will be distinguishably different as they exhibit a positive attitude to life and a commitment to serve and participate in the ongoing development of Eleuthera and The Bahamas.

There are three distinct areas of influence in the CTI Program:

  • Training
  • Innovation
  • Personal Growth

The curriculum is designed to offer opportunities in one or all of the areas of influence. Students are encouraged to process, integrate and apply their learnings through discipline, reflection and planned interfacing encounters. A graduate of CTI will display the areas of influence in their lives by the way they work, the way they live, how they relate to others and through their involvement in their communities.

Registration for January 2017 is now open. Apply Now!!!

Course List - January 2017

Electrical Phase I
English BGCSE Prep
English BJC Prep
Front Desk
Heating, Ventilation & Air Condition
Math BGCSE Prep
Math BJC Prep
Introduction to Personal Computers
Microsoft Excel I
Microsoft Excel II
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Word
QuickBooks

For more course details including start date, duration, and cost click here.


CTI Learn & Earn Program
 

Students enrolled in the Learn & Earn Program have a unique oppportunity. This program consists of participation in basic courses such as Math, English, Introduction to Computers, and Personal Development. Additionally, students are trained in a discipline of their choice which consists of classroom time and hands-on training on actual projects with skilled practitioners. A stipend is also a part of the program.

 

Application Process

For applications please visit the Registrar Office at Centre for Training & Innovation or email registrar@oneeleuthera.org. The Student Admission and Registration Application for January 2017 can be accessed here.

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CTI FAQs

You have questions about CTI and our January 2017 courses? Click here for FAQs to answer your questions.

Collaborators: 

The South Eleuthera Mission

Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute

A Shared Vision

The Shared Vision for South Eleuthera, which was first commissioned by Friends of Lighthouse Point to develop a sustainable plan for Lighthouse Point and other special heritage and conservation sites on Eleuthera, inspired the formation of One Eleuthera.

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