Honouring our UWI Graduates
On behalf of the Board of Governors and the Council of Trustees of the Trinidad and Tobago Insurance Institute (TTII), we sincerely congratulate our UWI Graduates for the period 2019/20 and 2020 / 21 on their major milestone, and note that this is just the beginning of success. They are now the proud holders of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in Insurance and Risk Management.
The BSc programme, now in its 11th year of existence, commenced in the 2011/2012 academic year. The programme was the brainchild of the UWI and TTII’s members as they sought to develop a programme that would enhance the skillset of potential recruits and offer a rich and in-depth locally contextualised curriculum to provide a holistic understanding of the underpinnings of Insurance.
As the name suggests, the BSc Insurance and Risk Management also incorporates core management and economic courses within its scope, giving a more rounded education in business and insurance. To date, this programme has attracted students from within the insurance sector and beyond.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are unable to host an in-person recognition ceremony. However, this tribute is for successful graduates for the period. This major milestone, given the challenges posed by this pandemic, required flexibility and endurance.
Special commendation must be given to graduates and most outstanding students, Shania Sookhai who achieved First Class Honours (2020/21) and Makada Charles who achieved Second Class Honours – Upper Division (2019/20). Well done to everyone.
Education is the key to unlocking the world, a passport to freedom.” – Oprah Winfrey
Chairman- Board of Governors
See below the list of our graduates.
Other Graduates – Michael Pierre and Ryan Hosein, with special recognition to Shania Sookhai and Makada Charles (Most Outstanding students 2020/21).
Global Money Week 2021 took place from March 22nd to March 28th 2021. The TTII is a member of the National Financial Education Committee (spearheaded by OFSO and the other associations) and participated in an online webinar entitled “Building Financial Resilience in Our Youth.” The webinar targeted parents, teachers and NFEC stakeholders. One of the featured panellists was Natasha Pettier, Board of Governor member.
TTII participated in St. Patrick’s Secondary Virtual District Career Fair 2021 on May 6th. Approximately, 4th – 6th form students were present across 10 – 16 schools. Our presenter for the session was Natasha Pettier, Board of Governor member. It was the first of its kind for TTII.
The TTII also presented at the Upper-Level Educational Institute’s Virtual Career Day on January 26th 2022. The number of participants were approximately seventy -eight (78) Form 2 – 3 students. These initiatives dovetails with our interest to provide support for career guidance as it relates to the Insurance sector.