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JGHS principal wants to change mindset towards TVET

John Gray High School principal Jon Clark said he is all for having additional workshops at the school to push technical-minded students into their niche but said the mindset towards vocational jobs will need altering.

Mr. Clark said he respects the Government’s call to push for Technical Vocational Educational Training (TVET) within schools. He said although he recognises the need to push for academics, he believes some students at the school would be better off honing skills they naturally possess.

“That kind of technical side of things is absolutely the way they need to go to a certain extent we need to push their academics but we need to make sure they understand that’s a viable and a good and a strong occupation here in the Cayman Islands and it’s not a second class occupation,” Mr. Clark said.

The principal said despite Automotive Art and Building Tech already offered at the school, he is hoping to push for the teaching of additional skills.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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