The Barbados Community College (BCC) threw open its doors this week to fifth form students from secondary schools across the island for what it called an informational exposition.
The event, held under the theme BCC at 50 – Education is Golden, was the campus’ way of marketing itself to prospective students.
“Fifth form is a time where students have to decide their next step, whether it be college, sixth form or university. They choose which institution best meets their needs and offers courses they are interested in. Today they got to see what programmes and courses are offered at BCC, and a unique opportunity to speak with staff and see what each division at the college has to offer,” said Assistant Registrar Caroline Woodroffe-Holder, while stressing the importance of students being made aware of their options.
She said the college, which receives thousands of applications each year, “would continue to try to accommodate as many students as possible”, while noting that some programmes, such as Dance, were currently undersubscribed.
BCC Guild President Kobie Broomes told Barbados TODAY he was pleased with the expo, particularly since many people were unaware of the programmes offered at the college.
“Here at BCC there are a number of programmes and many are geared towards students going straight into the world of work,” he said, describing the college as the best post-secondary institution on the island.
In his official welcome to the fifth formers, the student representative reassured them that BCC was a well-rounded institution.
“We not only focus on the academics, but we also pay attention to the social development of our students because that is also important. There are many activities you can get involved in here at the college. Something is always happening across the divisions. There is something for each of you,” Broomes stressed.