Speaking at the learning institution’s graduation ceremony held on Wednesday, 24th November 2010, Carty explained that when he last delivered an address at that school, he outlined a number of challengers which the leadership of the institution would have to resolve. He said he also identified a number of opportunities which the management team, instructors etc would have to capitalize on.
Carty explained that he is “satisfied that we have made good progress, even as we look forward to even greater accomplishments”.
Students and their families, faculty and others were thanked by Carty for their assistance with the growth of the learning institution and its members.
“I share in the pride and joy of all the students, their families, their teachers, and their Principal. There is undoubtedly a great sense of satisfaction on your having successfully completed another stage in the journey of your development. I want to thank the students and their parents for retaining an interest and stake in AVEC even as we encountered a plethora of challenges. I want to thank the former director, Mr. Calvin James, for his years of service at the helm of this institution. I want to thank the teachers for working with him to help discharge the mandate of AVEC.”
The Minister of Education identified the placement of a new director of the institution as one of the developments which has taken place in the institution.
“As the Minister of Education, with the advice and recommendations which have come forward, and through my personal knowledge of Mr. Clyde Christopher, I repose great confidence in the leadership and vision of the new director. I believe that this institution is too important, too central to the development of a skilled workforce, too critical a part of our overall nation development, to take decisions in relation to its directorship, lightly and frivolously.”
Minister Carty pledged his support, not only to Christopher, but also to the institution and its body of leadership.
“I will support Mr. Christopher the best way I know how, and I crave the support of all concerned for him, and for his team of instructors. We have moved back and forth over the last three years alone, trying to find a leader in whom to place our confidence. I am convinced that this is no longer an issue of leadership – it is an issue of followership; it is an issue of people doing what they are required to do, and the Ministry of Education will provide its unwavering and unfaltering support to AVEC and its leadership.”