Dr. Wayne Archibald Champions Launch of Caribbean Centre for Excellence in Renewable Energy: Pioneering Sustainable Progress

Caribbean Centre for Excellence in Renewable Energy Launched: A Vision for Sustainable Progress

In a landmark event heralding a new era of innovation and progress, the launch ceremony of the Caribbean Centre for Excellence in Research, Innovation, and Workforce Training marked a significant milestone in the region’s journey towards sustainability. The Hon. Dr. Geoffrey Hanley, Minister of Education, lauded the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) for its pioneering efforts in advancing renewable energy.

During his address on Tuesday, April 9th, Dr. Hanley emphasized the transformative potential of the initiative, stating, “This transformative initiative holds immense promise to our beloved federation and the wider Caribbean region. As we look at addressing the gap, we recognize that the Eastern Caribbean faces a significant gap in comprehensive solar photovoltaic (PV) and Electric Vehicle (EV) training and services. Our Centre will fill this void, becoming the regional hub for training and expertise in this vital field.”

The Minister underscored the importance of sustainable energy solutions in driving economic growth, protecting the environment, and enhancing quality of life. He expressed confidence in the Centre’s ability to empower local and regional professionals, paving the way for a sustainable energy future.

Mr. Andrew Abraham, President of CFBC, echoed Dr. Hanley’s sentiments, expressing his enthusiasm for the Centre’s potential to drive positive change. “The establishment of the Caribbean Center of Excellence positions CFBC as a regional leader in renewable energy education and innovation,” he remarked. “By nurturing a generation of skilled professionals and innovators in renewable energy, we contribute to the resilience and prosperity of our nation and the wider Caribbean community.”

Dr. Wayne Archibald, Founder and Executive Director of GSI, provided insight into the Centre’s objectives, emphasizing its ambitious vision and commitment to addressing the region’s pressing needs. “Our vision for this Centre is both ambitious and firmly rooted in the pressing needs of our region,” he stated. “It stands as a beacon of progress dedicated to not only groundbreaking research but also as a central hub for training and certification. Our aim is to cultivate a skilled workforce primed to confront the challenges and to seize the opportunities that lie ahead of us.”

The launch of the Caribbean Centre for Excellence in Research, Innovation, and Workforce Training signifies a significant step forward in the Caribbean’s quest for sustainable development. With the collaboration of esteemed institutions and visionary leaders, the Centre is poised to drive innovation, empower communities, and shape a brighter future for generations to come.

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