Contract Training

The Division of Professional & Career Education (PACE) has a mission to provide access to training and development for the community's workforce.  This is also accomplished through the delivery of customised training to meet the specific requirements of an employer.
This customised training is almost always non-credit, employees can learn specific skills in a day or week as opposed to participating in a semester length course.

Customized training can be whatever an employer needs it to be.  PACE can tailor existing curricula or design a new curriculum to meet the requirements. We never say, "we don't do that kind of training." If PACE cannot provide the training an employer needs we will direct you to an organization that can, CHALLENGE US!

Our array of training opportunities is extensive and ranges from Fundamentals of Business Writing (8 hours) to CPA examination preparation (160 hours).  Want to know if PACE can provide the training your organizations needs......simply contact us.

Duane Jones
Cyril Whitter, Jr. |  BC ALUMNI
CLASS OF 1978 - Diploma in Accountancy

 

Independent Management Ltd. | President, CEO

"I graduated from The Berkeley Institute, couldn’t find a job, and decided to go instead to Bermuda College. I enrolled in the accountancy programme, which was a three-year course at the time.

I was on schedule to graduate in 1978, but before I even graduated, my accounting professor, Mr. Ian Graham, had secured a job for me. I started working as an Insurance Accountant at Jardine Pinehurst Management Company, a company that managed insurance companies, when I was 20 years old, and had no idea about the field I was entering.  It was my introduction to the international insurance industry. Bermuda College prepared me so well, I could confidently navigate any business environment with the skills I learned: business, management, statistics, accounting, law, and em-ployment practices.  In my first seven years at Jardine Pinehurst, I was promoted three times. At 27, I was Vice President of the Company. The quality of a Bermuda College education will get your foot in the door; after that, it’s completely and totally up to you.

For a time, I worked with my father in construction.  That’s where I gained my work ethic. He always said ‘If you’re going to do a job, do it well.’ He wanted to see me succeed in my profession as an accountant. So when I would work until 9 or 9:30 every night at Jardine, it wasn’t because I had to, or was told to; it was because I wanted to be like him and seek excellence in everything I pursued.

The fact that the College has diversified its offerings, is a wonderful thing. I didn’t finish my Bachelor’s degree, and while it didn’t matter as much, back in 1978, it won’t work in 2021. College should do two things: expand your mind about the world around you; and prepare you academically to compete successfully in it. Bermuda College should be considered as part of that journey. Everything that I have done, I did on the strength of my education at Bermuda College."

In his own words ...