Keep that foreign money flowing folks… We need it!
by passin thru
Times are tough on the rock and a lousy $440,000 Canadian dollars doesn’t sound like it would buy much of anything ’bout this place after VAT is considered too.
But, beggars can’t be choosers and all that.
What’s going to happen with all this money? Well, first off it’s not coming right away. Sault College “will receive” the money from the Canadian government over the next two years as the joint programme with Prescod Poly to “collaboratively develop training over the next two years to support a growing renewable energy industry in Barbados.”
Must be something I’m missing about a “growing renewable energy industry” because the last time I looked it was a solar water heaters business was destroyed with a joint venture with Nigeria. (Like that would work out!)
After Owen Arthur threw away $2.4 million dollars of taxpayer money, Aqua Sol went broke and the Trinis bought it up and changed the name to Solaris Energy Limited. It looks like the new manufacturing facility in St. Phillip is always busy, and let’s hope it stays that way – but that is just one company. Pray this new seed money from Canada actually sprouts something and doesn’t just drip away like usual.
But hey, we’ll take the money and do the training or whatever. Just send the money.
What? No plan yet? Hey… gimmie the money and we’ll come up with a plan by sundown!
The two Institutes will work together over the next few months on developing a detailed project plan. Implementation will begin in April 2014.
“We will be planning and implementing key activities such as labour market analysis, curriculum development, teacher training, facilities and equipment enhancements as well as student and faculty exchange between April 2014, and March 2016,” says Ted Newbery, Chair of Continuing Education at Sault College.
Read the whole story: Sault College joins in Bajan school program