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Barrouallie Secondary hosts Career Fair

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The Ministry of Education is aiming to get schools to help students become self-reliant and to take responsibility for their own career development.{{more}}

This was disclosed by Luis deShong, Deputy Chief Education Officer, at the 2008 Career Fair of the Barrouallie Secondary School, held on Thursday, June 05, 2008.

deShong said the Ministry of Education is eager to prompt all students to identify the interests, skills and values that will shape their decisions.

He lauded the Barrouallie Secondary School for participating in the Career Fair programme that is currently being executed by the Ministry in secondary schools across the island.

The Deputy Chief Education Officer said, the programme teaches students progression routes in education, the available qualifications, career paths and employment trends.

“You are indeed giving them the tools to investigate the labour market, to challenge the stereotypes, to broaden their horizons and to take the necessary action to improve their chances in life. In essence, you are motivating and encouraging them to participate in continued learning,” said deShong.

The Ministry of Education is also encouraging principals to get subject teachers to select a broad range of careers which can also be explored with the students, occasionally simulating real-life experiences, which really ought to help them see the relevance of each occupational area.

deShong used the opportunity to commend the corporate sector and other individuals for readily responding to the school’s invitation to participate in the career fair. Interactive Media Limited, publisher of the SEARCHLIGHT newspaper, was among several other organizations that participated in the career fair. (HN)

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