Welcome to the Centre for Professional Development and Community Education (CPDCE)

The Centre for Professional Development and Community Education (CPDCE) is a self-sustaining and income-generating unit that will provide leadership in addressing the professional development and community education needs of the Territory and by extension, the Caribbean Region. It forms part of the Workforce Training Division at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College.

CPDCE was previously known as the office of Centres & Institutes (C&I). This office has been rebranded and re-structured to better meet the needs of the business and general community.

C & I was originally responsible for short term training, customised training and personal enrichment courses. CPDCE has now broadened its scope by separating its core responsibilities into professional development and community education.

Specifically, Professional Development refers to skills and knowledge attained for both personal development and career advancement that encompasses all types of facilitated learning opportunities, ranging from College certifications to formal workshops, conferences and informal learning opportunities situated in internationally acceptable principles and practices. On the other hand, Community Education encompasses all those approaches and activities that are concerned with life-long learning that has been established through educational and enrichment programmes within the local community.

In order for us to adequately meet your professional development and community education needs, we invite you to visit our website at www.hlscc.edu.vg/cpd. We truly want to make a difference in your personal and professional endeavours.

“Developing Professionals – Enriching the Community”

For further information regarding CPDCE’s courses or programmes, please contact:

Dana Lewis-Ambrose
CPDCE Coordinator

Veronique Forbes-King
CPDCE Programme Administrator

***Please note that CPDCE’s offerings are also available at HLSCC’s Virgin Gorda Centre. For further information regarding CPDCE’s courses or programmes now offered at the Virgin Gorda Centre, please contact:

Vanessa Rymer
Executive Assistant

Lyrene Bishop-Rymer
Administrative Secretary 1