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The UWI Open Campus and WIPA to Hold Capacity-Building Workshop in St. Vincent & the Grenadines

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The UWI Open Campus, Jamaica W.I., April 3, 2017 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) Open Campus and The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA), in accordance with their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), will conduct a capacity-building workshop during the upcoming Women’s Regional Tournament in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. This one day workshop will be administered by representatives from The UWI Open Campus on April 17, 2017 in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and will focus around a central theme of “Developing and Marketing Your Personal Brand”, and will include some training in protocol and etiquette in sports and how to handle the media.

Mr Wavell Hinds, WIPA President and CEO, remarked, “The West Indies Players’ Association believes that, through this partnership with The UWI Open Campus, we have the opportunity to educate our members on modules that will not only make them better professionals and citizens of the Caribbean, but will ultimately contribute to the overall development of West Indies cricket.” Mr. Hinds added, “We are happy with the customized content and delivery from UWI Open Campus. Our executive, staff and members welcome the benefits from this fruitful partnership.”

In her remarks about the upcoming workshop. Dr. Luz Longsworth, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the Open Campus, stated, "The University of the West Indies Open Campus remains committed to its partnership with The West Indies Players’ Association by supporting its capacity development initiatives, and we could not be more pleased and excited about the upcoming workshop in St. Vincent and the Grenadines."

The UWI Open Campus and WIPA signed an MOU in September 2016 for WIPA members to access training development opportunities.


About The UWI

Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding university in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 40 physical site locations across the region, serving over 17 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.


About WIPA

The West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) is the official player representative body for cricketers in the West Indies,