Contractors to Benefit as Regional Building Course Commences

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Dr. Donald Peters, President of the Dominica State College

 

At the opening ceremony of the first Regional Building Course, held on April 15th, builders and contractors were advised to take advantage of the expertise that will be offered at the first Regional Building Course. This is to ensure that safer buildings are constructed throughout the Caribbean region.

Twenty- five participants from around the region namely Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica, will participate in this week’s training at the DSC Bath Estate Campus.

The course was designed to train builders and contractors, to apply new techniques including roofs, walls, floors foundations which will result in safer buildings.

Dr. Donald Peters President of the DSC, urged the participants to take the initiative and contribute to the development of Dominica.

Dr. Peters said that we are no longer in the fifties where houses could be easily built on four blocks

He encouraged the contractors to have an open dialogue with the DSC to bring forward any areas in education that they wish to pursue in the future.

Mr. Steve Joseph, represented acting national disaster management coordinator Mr. Don Corriette, urged the participants to take full advantage of this course to improve their skills.

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Participants of the Regional Safer Building Course

Mr. Joseph said we are two months away from the hurricane, season and encouraged us to take necessary measures.

Mr. Petter St. Jean, Acting Prime Minister and Education Minister stated that Dominica selected to host this program is not by accident.

The Acting Prime Minister encouraged the foreign participants to learn new ideas and new ways of doing things as well as exploring Dominica.

The lead facilitators for the course are Dominicans Mr. Severin McKenzie and Mr. Aki Boland who very experienced in the construction Industry.

 

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