SOUFRIERE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL NOW HAS CARPENTRY TRAINING FACILITY
The Soufriere Comprehensive School now has an operational Carpentry Training Facility. Thanks to a small projects grant of US$30,000 from the German Embassy, which was initiated by German Honorary Consul Karolin Troubetzkoy, the building was completed in 2014 but additional funding was needed for the carpentry equipment. An additional US$3,000 was donated by Anse Chastenet Resort and a further US$3,000 by guests of Anse Chastanet to bring the project to completion in September 2015.
The carpentry training facility is now provisioned with the equipment and tools to facilitate a full scale carpentry vocational and skills training.
The facility is open to Forms 1 and 2. Eventually it will be used by over 600 students between the ages of 11–16 and it is expected that there will be at least 60 students graduating with a CVQ at the end of each year.
German Honorary Consul Karolin Troubetzkoy expressed her gratitude to retired school teacher Mr Innocent Aimable and Carl Hunter, the Property Manager of Anse Chastanet, who made their own time available to guide and supervise the initial contraction project and remained involved to the project completion.