CAN YOU SMELL WHAT’S COOKING ON “THE ROCK”? BVTB IN THE WINNERS’ ROW FOR DEBUT WORLD SKILLS B’DOS CONTEST
The Barbados Vocational Training Board has emerged as winners in the inaugural WorldSkills Barbados Competition with top prizes in Hairdressing and Culinary Arts- two of the three categories in which we competed.
Clesita Moore and her fellow BVTB Hairdressing category finalist, Akeila Chapman, placed first (1st) and second (2nd) respectively in their category. In addition to this first place prize, Clesita copped the “Overall Prize” of the competition with the highest score amongst all the finalists as well as another category prize as the “Best BVTB Competitor”. Their coach, Wendy Bishopis to be complimented for her hard work in preparing the girls.
The first (1st) prize in the Culinary Arts category was taken by Sade Atkins who blew away the BCC competition. Her coach, Mr. Steve Philips is also to be complimented for preparing her and her fellow team members for the competition. The other members of this enthusiastic Culinary Arts Team – Antonio Graham; Diandra Lowe; Shayne Watson and Thomas King-Grant stayed the course and produced very tempting plates, competing with resolve.
A note of credit must be given to the team from the Fashion Technology category: Keisha Bovell; Annalicia Joseph and Nikita Phillips, prepared by devoted coach Erla Broomes. These competitors, determined to show their skills, competed under strenuous conditions with only five (5) months preparation under their belts against persons who were in the second year of their programme at the BCC and SJPP. The judges commented on the pattern making skills of the BVTB team and Keisha Bovell showed creditable time management skills in the competition.
Assistant Director of Training – Administration, Mrs. Rhonda Howell, commented; “I want to congratulate all the Barbados Vocational Training Board’s competitors, the Board is very proud of the effort put forward by each of our three teams. The performance by the BVTB helps prove that we can be an organisation of choice for technical and vocational learning; it also reinforces our ability to deliver quality instruction which can meet high standards.”
All finalists – Certificates & Trophies of Participation
- 1st Place Culinary Arts – Sade Atkins
1-year internship at The Crane Resort
Weekend for two at The Crane Resort
$500 cash prize compliments Hanschell Inniss & Co. Ltd.
- 1st Place Hairdressing – Clesita Moore
Gift – Compliments Styles-In-Motion
Feature in Styles-In-Motion Magazine
Two tickets to Harrison’s Cave
- Best of BVTB competitors – Clesita Moore
$1200.00 scholarship compliments BVTB
- Best Overall Competitor – Clesita Moore
The opportunity to attend an external competition with full expenses paid by the TVET Council