Teachers attend a workshop in the British Virgin Islands.

During a weeklong summer training program for public and private school educators that concluded Friday, BVI Premier Andrew A. Fahie urged teachers to sharpen their skill, as their roles play a big part in the economy of the British Virgin Islands.

At the close of the program on Friday, Fahie said, “I know that you are asking, ‘What does teaching have to do with all of this,’ but you are not just a main part of this plan. You are a crucial and the beginning part of this plan.”