RBC Race for the Kids, October 17-18, 2020
Global Virtual Race supporting youth charities around the world

Support future entrepreneurs and tradespeople

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.

OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT

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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.

RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids, supporting youth
charities around the world

Over the past decade, the RBC Race for the Kids series has grown to include 17 charitable events raising more than $57 million for our local charity partners. This year, the COVID-19 pandemic means most of our physical Races can’t happen so welcome to the first ever RBC Global Virtual Race for the Kids. Our ambition is to create the world’s biggest, virtual family fun run in support of over 30 youth charities to help them continue their incredible work at this challenging time.

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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 the inaugural 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 BTVI can create a 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.

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