9 Jan 2014

Only trade school in CNMI reopens

2:47 pm on 9 January 2014

The only trade school in the Northern Marianas has reopened after getting fresh funding from the government.

The Northern Marianas Trade Institute suspended classes early last year due to funding shortfalls for teachers' and instructors' salaries.

Its director, Vic Cepeda, says he's grateful to the administration of Governor Eloy Inos.

He says despite numerous appeals for funding assistance in the past, this is the first time the institute has been provided the much-needed help from the government.

At present, the school only has about 7,000 US dollars in its account, entirely from educational tax credit donations of private companies.

The money is sourced from the contract worker's fees that US Citizenship and Immigration Services remits to the CNMI government.