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Alex PachecoCongratulations to second year Business student, Alex Pacheco, who recently distinguished himself as a College Promise recipient and appeared along with Education Minister, the Hon. Diallo Rabain.

Congratulations to our BC Student, Alex Pacheco

Congratulations to second year Business student, Alex Pacheco, who recently distinguished himself as a College Promise recipient and appeared along with Education Minister, the Hon. Diallo Rabain, to speak about the benefits of the programme. He was supported by Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Phyllis Curtis-Tweed who gave an outline of the requirements and benefits.

Alex is on track to graduate in May and has plans to further his studies in Canada. His career goal is to be an insurance broker.

Congratulations, Alex!

 

Please see the YouTube  video of Alex Pacheco’s remarks at the press conference last Tuesday.

 

My Name is Alex Pacheco, I am 19 years old and in my second year of Bermuda College. I have participated in the College Promise for two years, ever since I graduated from Cedarbridge Academy in 2019. My plans for the future are completing my associate degree in Business Administrations this May, then going abroad in the fall to further my education in Canada. Career-wise, I aspire to become a broker in insurance. I am here today to talk about what it’s meant to be part of the College Promise Initiative, my experience, and how it has benefited me and many other students.

I first heard about the College Promise a few weeks before my high school graduation. One of my counselors at the time had come up to me and few other students explaining the initiative and how we all fit the requirements. Afterward, I applied for the program, enrolled in Bermuda College, and here I am now.

The College Promise has been incredibly valuable and worth its weight from the very beginning. It has helped support me and my parents financially, as the whole program allowed me to lessen the load on their backs when it comes to tuition fees.

I have been able to reduce the overall stress that comes with dealing with finances, allowing me to focus on saving up for future education and paying for the materials needed. The College Promise has aided me and many additional students in the monetary phases of higher education when attending Bermuda College. The program has allowed all of us to stay focused on our education and accomplish our goals. Academically, the College Promise has helped me put all my focus in my studies and supported me with staying on track with my plans.

Based on my personal experiences, I am incredibly grateful and appreciative for this opportunity and what the College Promise program has provided for me and many pupils alike. Higher education in the college and university segment is not easily accessible to everyone. Many individuals, unfortunately, can’t actively participate in their desired endeavors due to the general cost of higher education being too high. The College Promise allows students to attend Bermuda College with the financial aspects dealt with, so we as students get that needed first step without having funds being a key influence.

As one of the many who has actively benefited from the program, I would wholeheartedly recommend and encourage other future and current students to participate in it and take full advantage of this prospect.

Alex Pacheco