Trinity Bay Vocational Institute, Inc. forms alliance with National Black Chamber of Commerce

Published 7:20 am Wednesday, April 12, 2023

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ST.JAMES PARISH –The new alliance between the Trinity Bay Vocational Institute, Inc. (TBVI) and the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) will support TBVI’s efforts to increase its Workforce Development and Skills Development Program offerings to individuals interested in becoming electrical technicians, instrumentation technicians, plumbing technicians and  process technicians.

On February 3, 2023, the NBCC executed a Memorandum of Understanding with TBVI that covers the educational center at 8184 Villavaso St. in St. James as well as a TBVI location in Houston.

The alliance establishes framework that directly supports the goals of both entities. It offers educational pathways to underrepresented community members who can develop skills leading to fulfilling, financially viable, life-long employment. The MOU provides TBVI an opportunity to enhance its training program offerings to the electrical technician, instrumentation technician, plumbing technician, and process technician, facilitating TBVI’s outreach and training efforts to increase the number of

prospective tradespeople. The NBCC will assist TBVI’s growth with financial resources.

The terms of the MOU afford TBVI the flexibility in the delivery of educational curricula tailored for its participants. Furthermore, it supports the following TBVI’s emphasis:

(1) Leveraging the trainees’ fortitude as the foundation by which the individual recognizes that they can achieve through the execution of principles and self-discipline.

(2) Aligning the trainees’ personal and professional development with TBVI’s values of accountability, respect, responsibility, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.

(3) Empowering the student and supporting their desire to achieve their chosen career trade while simultaneously igniting the student’s responsibility to give back to their community. TBVI, Inc. was founded in Houston, TX, in 2018. Conceptually, TBVI was  developed and implemented by industry professionals who recognized the  need for skilled laborers. The group acknowledges the fact that not all  individuals are college-bound. So, they created pathways that would afford  viable, financially rewarding career choices to individuals interested in the  trade industry. A website for the St. James Parish location is currently under construction at .

Empowering the Black Business Community for 30 Years, the National Black  Chamber of Commerce® is the largest Black business association in the world  and is dedicated to economically empowering and sustaining African  American communities through entrepreneurship and capitalistic activity. Learn more about  NBCC