CAY HILL–More than 150 St. Maarten Vocational Training School, Academy PSVE, Sundial School and Milton Peters College students accompanied by their teachers and guidance counsellors visited National Institute for Professional Advancement (NIPA) for its annual open house on Wednesday
This year, the open house was themed “NIPA Proud” which is the slogan of the institute. It started at 9:00am and ended at 1:00pm. Each school came for one hour and was given a preview of some of the various currently-running programmes.
Students toured Skills Lab, where they received information on the Maritime Programme, after which they visited the Nursing room where there were various demonstrations. Students were able to have their blood sugar and pressure checked in that section.
The Information Communication Technology room explained all about the computer programmes and the Hospitality and Culinary section gave the students a tour of the school’s two hotel-room simulations and a taste of food prepared by current NIPA culinary students.
Students also had the opportunity to obtain information on the new programmes scheduled to start in September 2017, including Business Administration, which consists of three specialisations. Other new programmes that will be starting are Sports and Fitness Coordinator, Small Engine Repair, Educational Assistant, Culinary Arts level four, Hospitality Management, Electrical Engineering, Boat Master, Network Administrator and Automotive.
A Pre-SBO preparatory programme is also a new option for students who want to join NIPA and need more support in areas necessary to successfully participate in and complete a chosen programme.
All of the current programmes will be recommencing in September. NIPA plans to host another open house for the public in the near future before the start of the new school year.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/64458-more-than-150-students-visit-nipa-open-house