Welcome to HLSCC'S Workforce Training Division

The Goal of the Workforce Training Division is:

“To ensure that employees and potential employees are well equipped with relevant skills to perform effectively in the workplace”.

Our programmes, courses and workshops of concentration conform to the areas of:

  • Workforce Development
  • Continuing Education
  • Contract Training
  • Customised Training
  • Credit Education and
  • Non-credit Education

Our programmes, courses and workshops are flexible, cooperative and balanced by nature, and are designed to support the training and development needs of the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region, by extension.

Certifications offered at the end of our programmes, courses and workshops are either locally based or combined with qualifications from internationally recognised organisations. Such international organisations include:

  • City and Guilds (UK)
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) USA
  • Royal Yachting Association (RYA) UK
  • Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI) UK
  • National Certification Career Association (NCCA)
  • The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP)
  • International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • National Institute for Business Continuity Management (NIBCM)
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)
  • International Compliance Association (ICA)
  • International Compliance Training (ICT)
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEX)
  • Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC)

The Departments or Centres that fall under the auspices of the Workforce Training Division are as follows:

  • Culinary Arts Centre
  • Maritime Training/Marine Studies
  • Technical/Vocational Studies
  • Disaster Management Programme
  • Centre for Professional Development and Community Education
  • Financial Services Institute

Specialised Programmes that fall specifically under the Dean’s Office are:

  • Chartered Management Institute
  • Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET)
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Missouri Southern University

To gather any information on the programme, course or workshop being offered from a department or centre highlighted above, please select the appropriate link above.


HLSCC’s Workforce Training Division will continue to serve the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region, as the ideal provider for its high-quality workforce development and community education programmes, courses and workshops; getting people “back to work” and “moving them forward” within their respective personal enrichment or career choices.


For further information regarding the Dean’s Office for the Workforce Training Division, please contact:


Marva Wheatley-Dawson, MBA
Dean of Workforce Training


Cheryl Doward
Senior Administrative Officer