According to a release on the initiative, Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs Fisheries and Agriculture, Dr. the Honourable Natalio D. Wheatley (R7) is in great support of the programme and encourages persons to enroll in the programme.
“The Government has pledged to digitize services as well as the economy. In order to do so, we need a cadre of trained professionals who have the tools to transform our business practices utilising technological solutions. In the ministry we are proud to partner with HLSCC-RMI and Associate Professor (Practice) Keith B. Carter of NUS to usher in this new era in the Virgin Islands,” he said.
The programme is designed to nurture the FinTech ecosystem in the BVI by developing a cadre of certified FinTech professionals.
Students who enroll in the programme will complete a “coursework phase” that features four intensive courses on the fundamentals of FinTech, business and related programming concepts, in addition to a “project phase” that involves the practical implementation of a FinTech project in a local partnering firm.
The Course beings on March 21, 2022, and is an 8-week intensive programme made up of 4 modules delivered via zoom and feature lecturers from the National University of Singapore.
The FinTech Training Programme is a collaborative project of the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College: Robert Mathavious Institute for Financial Services (HLSCC-RMI); the National University of Singapore (NUS): School of Computing (NUS FinTech Lab and Advanced Computing for Executives); BVI Finance, Ltd and the Government of Virgin Islands through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth Affairs, Fisheries and Agriculture.