Toronto, Ontario – Humber College and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) are entering into a partnership agreement to meet growing demands for student mobility. Humber has developed a program for graduates from the 2-year SVGCC Associate's Degree in Business Studies to join the 2nd year of Humber’s Bachelor of Commerce programs in:

  • Hospitality & Tourism Management
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Fashion Management
  • Management Studies
  • Digital Business Management

“International partnerships like this expand the experiences of students through international transfer agreements and study abroad opportunities. Faculty gain exposure to diverse academic and professional practices by taking part in global research and the design/delivery of academic programs,” said Andrew Ness, Dean of International Centre at Humber College. “We have a long history of international partnerships and strong ties with St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the Caribbean. Students from the region choose Humber because of its world-renowned reputation, diverse program offerings, and global learning opportunities.”

Applicants from SVGCC are required to successfully complete the Associate’s Degree in Business Studies Program and submit an official transcript to Humber’s International Centre. Successful SVGCC applicants to the Program at Humber will commence their studies in the September semester of each year.

Humber has a long-standing relationship with St. Vincent, which started in the 1970s when scholarships were provided for Vincentians to attend Humber. This agreement supports Humber’s International diversification of international markets plan. Currently Humber has 285 international students from the Caribbean islands.

About Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Established in 1967, Humber College is a global leader in polytechnic education. Combining in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections, Humber provides career-focused education to 31,000 full-time and 23,000 part-time students across three campuses. The college offers a comprehensive range of credentials including honours undergraduate degrees, postgraduate certificates, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates. More than four out of five Humber graduates are employed within six months of completing their studies. Visit humber.ca.

About St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College
In 2005, the four divisions of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Community College (SVGCC) were officially amalgamated into a single, self-governing entity. Prior to this, the divisions functioned as separate, distinct colleges, each governed by St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ Ministry of Education. As part of the government’s thrust towards universal access to education, the four colleges were merged into one institution and given the statutory mandate to be autonomous of government management. To date, the college is home to over 2000 students and is still undergoing a period of growth and development. Visit svgcc.vc.


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For more information, please contact:
Nadia Araujo
Media Relations and External Communications Specialist
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
416.675.6622 ext. 5479
nadia.araujo@humber.ca

Jimisha Roberts
Director’s Administrative Assistant
St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College
784.457.4503
Jimisha.roberts@svgcc.vc