Hutchison Ports Bahamas Makes Donation to Technical Cadet Corp Programme

From Left to Right:  Captain Orlando Forbes, Port Director, Hutchison Ports FHC, Ms. Chanan Fritz-Jones, Airport Director, Hutchison Ports GBAC, Bishop Joseph Hall, Coordinator, Technical Cadet Corp Programme and Sherry Brookes, Corporate\Government Affairs Director, Hutchison Ports FCP.

From Left to Right: Captain Orlando Forbes, Port Director, Hutchison Ports FHC, Ms. Chanan Fritz-Jones, Airport Director, Hutchison Ports GBAC, Bishop Joseph Hall, Coordinator, Technical Cadet Corp Programme and Sherry Brookes, Corporate\Government Affairs Director, Hutchison Ports FCP.

Approximately 130 senior high school students on the island of Grand Bahama will benefit as a result of a donation by Hutchison Ports FCP, Hutchison Ports FHC and Hutchison Ports GBAC.

Upon the request of Bishop Joseph Hall, Coordinator of the Technical Cadet Corp Program, the company made a donation to assist with the operational costs of the program.

The Technical Cadet Corp program, is a three (3) year programme designed for high school students, usually beginning in the 10th grade, who are interested in the technical fields. This year the program celebrates twenty-four years (24) of technical training of high school students in the areas of Electrical Technology, Mechanical Technology, Engineering Drawing, Engineering Science and Electronics; and the highest number of graduates in its history.

Hall noted that, “over the years, sponsorship of the program has decreased, due to the economic downturn on the island”. However, Hutchison FCP, Hutchison Ports FHC and Hutchison Ports GBAC continues to see the importance in investing in our young people and is therefore happy to be able to assist in programs such as technical cadets.

Hall notes that he is grateful for the donation, as it has assisted with the purchase of materials and supplies needed by instructors and students; as well as the overall functioning of the program. He adds that he anticipates a continuing partnership with Hutchison Ports Bahamas, which would be mutually beneficial in the years ahead.

Hutchison Ports FCP, Hutchison Ports FHC and Hutchison Ports GBAC acknowledges that “an investment in knowledge pays the best interest;” and as a result is proud to play its part in the education of young Grand Bahamians.