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Eleven training facilitators better equipped

first_img 64 Views   no discussions EducationLocalNewsTertiary Eleven training facilitators better equipped by: – June 15, 2012 Share Tweet Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Graduates of the Principles of Andragogy course Eleven tourism training facilitators are said to be better equipped having graduated from the Dominica State College’s Principles of Andragogy course, which is the art and science of helping adults learn.Isaline Carter, Joel Challenger, Kenneth George-Dill, Ainsworth Irish, Bertrand Jno Baptiste, Avril John-Daniel, Arun Madisetti, Marilyn Morris, Virginia Riviere, Daisy Rodney and Simon Walsh are the beneficiaries of this course. The DSC’s Department of Continuing Education partnered with the Discover Dominica Authority (DDA) in hosting the course which was funded by the Organization of American States (OAS).At the graduation ceremony on Friday which was held at the Bath Estate campus of the Dominica State College, Dean of the Faculty of Education Merrill Matthew highlighted two major achievements of the course.“Today we are here to celebrate two major achievements. One, we celebrate the achievement of eleven people who worked very hard and deserve the accolades they will get today and secondly, we celebrate the continuous growth and progress of the Faculty of Education and the Department of Continuing Education”. Matthew noted that the graduation is testimony to the fact that the Faculty of Education is keeping with its mission which is “to provide accessible, applicable and affordable quality lifelong education and training”.President of the college, Dr Donald Peters also highlighted the importance of training the facilitators particularly in the area of tourism which he said has become very essential to the national economy.“It is a necessary skill and competence for us in Dominica and I say so because most of the people who are going to be teaching or training are in one of our newest industry; the tourist industry. There are service providers and service trainers and there are a lot of problems in that new industry… but we have to make them learn, we have to help them learn because tourism has become a very important part of the national economy and if we cannot get to speed I don’t have to remind you of the many other tourist destinations there are in the Caribbean”. The course was described as “very difficult” by the facilitator, Stephen Joseph, who praised the participants for their “high level of excellence” which was proven in their results.“These were the most committed, the most dedicated, most hard-working class that I’ve ever had the opportunity to interact with. Their work ethic was excellent, if there was such a thing as a perfect class, probably I would want to say that was it”. Joseph admonished the graduates to “continue developing yourself, knowledge is never too much” and make every effort to impart the knowledge which they have received to others.Head of Product Development at the Discover Dominica Authority, Kathleen Cuffy, explained that the course was a result of their partnership with the OAS in the Trainers Awareness Program which seeks to promote tourism awareness. “We felt that trainers also needed to be re-trained. We continue to train service providers but the people who train them sometimes may need a little refresher course…The OAS funded the training aimed to recall and reinforce the previously acquired knowledge and skill of the facilitators”. Cuffy is hopeful that the participants will apply the knowledge and skills which they have acquired to “positively impact the tourism industry”.Meanwhile, one of the graduates, Kenneth George-Dill praised the course and the facilitator for a “very rewarding course”. He explained that not only did the participants learn from the facilitator but also from each other.The course began on November 15th, with sixteen participants, however only eleven successfully completed the course which ended on December 8th, 2011.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Nike posts big loss for three months to end-May

first_imgSports footwear and apparel giant Nike swung heavily into loss in its March-to-May 2020 quarter, reflecting the impact of COVID-19. On a more positive note, the company said that, as of June 25, “approximately 90 percent” of Nike-owned stores were open worldwide, with retail traffic improving week-over-week. There is also anecdotal evidence of an upturn in running activity during the lockdown, while recreational team sports have been on hold – a trend from which Nike and other running shoe and apparel manufacturers will presumably hope to draw benefit in future, particularly if it is sustained as lockdowns ease. President and chief executive John Donahoe said the company was “continuing to invest in our biggest opportunities, including a more connected digital marketplace.” read also:Emenike: Players offer coaches, NFF officials bribe Digital sales were said to have increased by 75 percent in the most recent quarter, accounting for around 30 percent of overall revenue. Donahoe served notice in early February, following a visit to China, that sales and production there had been affected by measures introduced to prevent the spread of the virus. Donahoe has only been in his current position since January. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… The Oregon-based company said its fourth-quarter results were “significantly impacted by physical store closures” across the globe. It said product shipments to wholesale customers were down “nearly 50 percent”, resulting in lower total revenue and higher inventory. However, in line with an upsurge of e-commerce generally, Nike’s digital business was said to be accelerating “in every market.” All told, the net loss for the three months to May 31 reached $790 million (£642 million/€702 million), compared with net income of $989 million (£804 million/€879 million) a year earlier. Revenues plunged by 38 per cent from $10.18 billion (£8.28 billion/€9 billion) to $6.31 billion (£5.1 billion/€5.61 billion). Meanwhile, in a development that may be of direct concern to the sport, Nike said that what it refers to as “demand creation expense” dipped 19 percent to $823 million (£669 million/€732 million), “as retail and brand marketing spend was shifted as sporting events were cancelled or delayed due to COVID-19.” Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Shows You Didn’t Want To Watch At The EndWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Toplast_img read more