BCC lecture

The Barbados Community College will present its the Distinguished Voices in the Community Lecture on November 9 at 1 p.m.

The inaugural lecture, titled ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation & Creativity’ will be presented by noted Barbadian, Professor Cardinal Warde at the Frank Collymore Hall, Tom Adams Financial Centre, Bridgetown.

This lecture embodies the mission statement of the college as it strives to address the human resource development in the areas of economic and social growth. An extract from the mission states “to meet the changing education, training and development needs of the societies that it services by providing a range of courses and programmes of study in a learning environment conducive to intellectual, physical and social development of students”.

A statement from the BCC this week said: “The college is pleased that Professor Warde has accepted its invitation to deliver this lecture to students and faculty of the college as well as sixth form and university students.

“In addition, members of the Barbadian business and education community have been invited and the college is offering 50 members of the public invitations to attend this distinguish lecture.”

Interested persons are asked to contact the Barbados Community College, Business Development Officer, Gomell Elcock, to book a ticket. Tickets will be offered on a first come basis.

Warde, who is versed in the area of entrepreneurship, founded Optron Systems Inc. in 1982 and co-founded Radiant Images in 1999. He has served as faculty director of the MIT MITES Programme and is currently Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physics (with high honours) from the Stevens Institute of Technology and an M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Yale University.

Meanwhile, Warde will also deliver the feature address at the college’s graduation ceremony on November 10 at 5 p.m. at the Wildey Gynasium.

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