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BIFS awards students

The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) recently awarded certificates of completion, and trophies of distinction to graduates of its Program G12. 

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services (BIFS) recently awarded certificates of completion, and trophies of distinction to graduates of its Program G12.

The mission of BIFS is to “promote quality training and education programmes for the financial services sector, to be innovative and responsive to the expanding needs of the business and financial community, and to develop creative synergy to foster and enhance sustained growth within the industry.”


Program G12 has been designed to equip high school graduates with knowledge and skills needed for entry level positions within the financial services sector.

According to BIFS president Tanya McCartney: “As the second pillar of the Bahamian economy, the financial services industry provides a diverse selection of career opportunities for young Bahamians.”

In Program G12, students were required to attend and participate in classes for two afternoons weekly from September 2012 to March 2013.

“It is imperative that you embrace learning by pursuing formal degrees and professional designations,” adds McCartney. “Further adopt appropriate attitudes and behaviors including punctuality, openness to coaching, and feedback, as well as teamwork and you will be poised for success.”

According to BIFS executive director Kim Bodie, the eight month journey in this programme has equipped the students with fundamental skills in preparation for tertiary level studies.

The four modules covered were Financial Calculations and Computer Skills, Economic Concepts and Applications, Introduction to Financial Institutions, and Legal, Ethical and Management Basics.

“As you transition into tertiary education or enter the job market, you will continue to understand that hard work pays dividends. You are about to enter the real world of work and duty to personal responsibility and country, we wish you the best,” added Bodie.

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