‘Tech’ alumni address island’s social ills
Graduates of the Bermuda Technical Institute, fondly recalled by many as ‘the Tech', are to hold a forum tomorrow with guest speakers on job-related problems.
It comes as alumni, concerned at unemployment and antisocial behaviour, issue a call for political and business leaders to heed the merits of a technical educations.
The gathering at 8pm in the Anglican Cathedral hall will bring together a panel of alumni with former MP and Bermuda Industrial Union president Ottiwell Simmons, businessman David Sullivan, businessman and former MP and senator Reginald Burrows, and educator Shawnette Somner, who works in the corrections department,
Founded in 1956, the BTI closed its doors in 1972.
In a statement, alumni were “adamant” that a new syllabus including IT could help deal with the island's social ills.
The group will also speak to mentoring and personal development.
Alumni are also encouraged to attend a gathering of graduates on September 6 at the Fairmont Southampton Princess Hotel.