Vanessa Blanco from Johnson & Wales University will be visiting the island from October 20 to October 22 on a working visit.
Johnson & Wales concluded an agreement with Sint Maarten where study financing recipients can study for US$15,000 per year while residing on any of the Johnson & Wales campuses. Vanessa Blanco represents the North Miami Campus in Florida.
The educational institutions offers over 45 programs if study in the areas of Business (Accounting, Advertising, Criminal Justice, Financial, International Business, Marketing etc.); Technology (Computer Graphics/New Media, Electronics Engineer, Networking & Robotic Engineering etc.); Hospitality (International Hotel and Tourism Management, Sports/Entertainment/Event Management etc.); and Culinary Arts (Baking & Pastry, Culinary, Culinary Management, Nutrition etc.).
Blanco will be staying at Divi Little Bay Resort from October 20 through October 22 and can be contact at 542-2333 on those dates or via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Persons interested in meeting with Blanco should bring along with them for their appointment: official transcripts/diplomas, examination results if applicable CXC, CAPE, etc or equivalent, proof of financial support, and a photocopy of your passport showing your name, date of birth etc.
Blanco during her working visit to the island will be meeting with school counsellors from Milton Peters College, St. Dominic High School, Learning Unlimited, Sint Maarten Academy, and Caribbean International Academy.
Former Commissioner of Education Sarah Wescot-Williams was the one responsible for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Johnson & Wales on March 13, 2009.
The negotiations that led to the MOU were started a year before and coordinated by Head of Study Financing Calvin Mardembrough under the premise of seeking out additional and affordable educational opportunities for the islands young people who graduate from high school.