The Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute’s (BTVI) Board of Directors were the first to officially explore the institute’s new digital hub, www.btvi.edu.bs. The project was led by Ms. Sophia Walker (standing) of AIFO Design and Consulting and supported by members of BTVI’s internal team including Kingsley Forbes and Candeece Gibson, who are seated at front.
Prospective and current Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) students and other stakeholders will now be greeted with a more attractive, engaging and innovative digital hub when visiting www.btvi.edu.bs. Developed with a focus on user needs and expectations, the Phase I is now completed and reveals a revamped website which is both functional and modern while highlighting BTVI programmes, campus life, events, news and much more.
BTVI’s Interim President, Dr. Linda A. Davis served as Project Sponsor on the new website’s revamp and expressed excitement for its intended impact.
“The new BTVI website better embodies our culture and character as a leading technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institute. It was a huge, deliberate undertaking and reflects our commitment to continually improve our services offered to a diverse college community, which consists mostly of digitally inclined individuals who expect a modern online resource.
“We know that our students, alumni, faculty and even industry partners will find the website especially useful and are excited to launch with thanks to the hard work and dedicated efforts of both internal and external contributors,” she said.
In the lead up to the website’s launch, BTVI executives and staff met with Ms. Sophia Walker of AIFO Design and Consulting regularly to present ideas, review updates and give feedback on matters ranging from website copy to layout and design.
“The objective of AIFOS Design and Consulting in leading this project was to coordinate the launch of the corporate website along with a cross section of individuals across BTVI. For the initial launch, we have created a redesigned web presence that members of the institution can be proud of,” Ms. Walker said.
She added, “A website is dynamic and all visitors to the site can look forward to continuous improvement, feature enhancements and incorporation of essential functionality. It is certainly a pleasure collaborating on a project with persons of shared vision and commitment to achieving the desired outcomes.”
The new digital hub is simple to navigate, is mobile-responsive and prioritises the most important content. Phase II of the website will include online payment capabilities, alumni merchandise for purchase and additional content all of which will occur early next year. The project team will also continue to make updates based on recommendations the first phase of the new website may inspire.