I am pleased to share my educational philosophy as we seek to engage our government, business and industry partners to join us on a journey of excellence. This philosophy is guided by the belief that the pursuit and attainment of higher education is a right and not a privilege; and is the best and most assured way of achieving a better life for ourselves and our families. I truly believe that education has the capacity to transform: a person, a people, communities, nations, and ultimately the world. As such, all students admitted to COSTAATT would be provided with the best possible array of educational programmes and services to help them achieve their goals and aspirations.
Inherent in this philosophy is the recognition that every student is an individual with different goals, different learning styles and different needs; and as such each student should be provided with an individualised educational programme and opportunities for life-changing experiences, thus helping him/her to transform his/her life, community and ultimately the nation. Embodied in this philosophy is the concept that every employee of COSTAATT – faculty, administrators, staff, etc. – has a significant role to play in helping our students achieve the level of success to which they aspire.
At COSTAATT, student success is the fundamental objective of the administration, staff and faculty. Our graduates are readily employed within the health and service sectors. We train the nation’s nurses, radiological technicians, pharmacy assistants, medical laboratory technicians and environmental technicians. We are also at the forefront in preparing members of the Police, Fire and Prisons services, the Defence Force, Customs and Excise Division, as well as public health inspectors, and other first respondents to disasters. Overall, we offer training in more than 40 programme areas.
COSTAATT continues to play a critical role in the development of Trinidad and Tobago as we prepare our students to become leaders for the twenty-first century. This is indeed an awesome responsibility that can only be achieved through teamwork, collaboration, respect for others and shared governance, with all stakeholders playing their part. Acutely aware of our role in transforming Trinidad and Tobago, the phrase “Transforming Lives, Transforming Communities, Transforming the Nation… One Student at a Time” is not just our motto, but an expression of the under-girding philosophy through which COSTAATT achieves its mission. It is indeed our reason for existing.
Thank you for visiting our website. If you are willing to be the agent of change that our country and our world need and if you are prepared to do the hard work necessary to make that transformation possible, then COSTAATT can be that step on your path to success.