The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) is a strong partner for RBC Race for the Kids Race and shares RBC’s values for helping communities thrive. As the premier technical & vocational tertiary institution of The Bahamas, BTVI seeks to provide learning opportunities and enhanced skill sets to make their students more globally competitive and economically independent and wants to be known for innovativeness, quality customer care and high standards in preparing adults for the world of work.
The biggest opportunity exists to support an advanced learning environment that includes diagnostic and learner-centered teaching techniques to support 21st century educational goals and skills-building by improving the existing Learning Lab with wireless capability and computer upgrades. Additionally, a donation will be made to expand the existing “STAR” early alert program which identifies at risk 1st year students. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, a portion of funds will also be donated to the rebuild of the Abaco and Freeport campuses.
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SUPPORT FUTURE ENTREPRENEURS AND TRADESPEOPLE
The vast majority of the students at The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) represent the next generation of entrepreneurs, tradespeople and skilled labourers and we believe the improvement of the learning environment and the enhancement of skill sets of the students will contribute to their global competitiveness and economic independence, which will also tangibly impact the Bahamian economy.
The funds will be used for the advancement of the learning environment at BTVI which includes diagnostic and learner-centred teaching techniques to support 21st century educational goals and skills-building. In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, funds will be directed to support the restoration of the Abaco and Freeport Campuses. Additionally, funds will be used to further develop the early alert STAR program that identifies at-risk students.
A Global, Virtual, Family Fun Run Supporting Youth Charities Around the World
Since 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has grown to an exciting series of 17 charitable Races taking around the world, supporting kids and youth-focused causes. In total, 290,000+ participants have raised more than C$65 million.
In 2020, the series of in-person Races couldn’t happen so we pivoted to a global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to continue raising much-needed funds for our charity partners. Last year, over 33,000 participants from 120+ countries raised more than C$8.8 million!
Join us and participants from all around the globe to raise awareness and support for our 35 charity partners in 19 countries – and the young people they help during this challenging time.
BTVI's Mission and Vision is to provide learning opportunities and enhanced skill sets to make their students more globally competitive and economically independent and be known for innovativeness, quality customer care and high standards in preparing adults for the world of work (aligned to RBC Future Launch).
Support future entrepreneurs and tradespeople
Funds raised from this second RBC Race for the Kids (RFTKs) will primarily support the improvement of the existing Learning Lab with wireless capability and computer upgrades. Mr. Ron Clarke, Math Tutor at BTVI commented that ALEKS* a web-based system, currently used in the learning lab is a very useful tool especially for Math courses; from basic math to calculus. However, in order for ALEKS to be more effective we need to address major challenges including unreliable Wi-Fi and connectivity issues which interrupt classes and frustrates students. As well as, upgrades to the computer equipment so that BTVI can create an efficient and smart learning environment.
RBC sincerely thanks our patron, the Spouse of the Prime Minister, Mrs. Patricia Minnis for the support of RFTKs, benefiting the advancement of the learning environment at BTVI. Mrs. Minnis fully embraced her role as Patron and has been a strong passionate advocate and we’re honoured that she lent her name to this cause. Also, a special thanks to The Honorable Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education and his office. In addition to Mr. Lloyd's endorsement of the Race and related activities he also took time from his schedule to be in attendance and to actively participate at all of our major events. His support and the support of all the persons who volunteered, ran, and participated in numerous ways helped RBC to bring our purpose to life: to help our clients thrive and communities prosper.