Mauritius’ VPM Visits Construction Site of Beau Vallon Technical Education Centre building

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Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, Vice-Prime Minister (VPM), Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, paid a visit to the new Beau Vallon Technical Education Centre building in Mauritius, last week Tuesday (21 December 2021). The goal was to assess how far the project had progressed. Mr Mahendranuth Sharma Hurreeram, Minister of National Infrastructure and Community Development, and other dignitaries were also present at the site visit.

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Beau Vallon Technical Education Centre and Reforming the Technical Education Sector

VPM Dookun-Luchoomun stated in a statement that in order for Mauritius to attain high-income status, it is vital to have suitable people to match the industry’s demands. As a result, she stated, the reforms in the technical education sector would enable more youngsters in the region to be taught and gain necessary skills in a variety of sectors through this Center. The VPM stated that the current infrastructure will provide the ideal setting for students to study new subjects like robotics and technology. Youth who acquire such talents would thereby contribute to the country’s progress, she noted. She also said that technical education provides youngsters with a variety of options, emphasizing that the current reform allows young students who have received technical training to continue their studies at the tertiary level.

The Rs 157 million projects is a Design/Turnkey and construction project for a cutting-edge Technical Education Centre with cutting-edge technology and facilities. It is expected to be completed in September 2022. The Centre, which will have a capacity of 700 students, will feature classrooms, workshops, a resource centre, an administrative block, stores, a restaurant, service blocks, and other amenities. The Beau Vallon Technical Education Centre covers areas such as automotive/automobile electronics, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics and smart systems, construction and design using artificial intelligence, digital design and augmented reality, renewable energy, and information technology.