(PRESS RELEASE VIA SNO) – The School Counsellors of District Two would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the participants and sponsors for their invaluable contribution to the 2018 District Two Career Exhibition.
A special thank you is also extended to the Saint Mary’s College for hosting the event, and also to the Canteen and Custodial staff for their assistance and support. Without your support, the event would have not been possible.
The 2nd Annual District Two Career Exhibition was organized by the School Counsellors of District Two, Ms. Anyka Yorke, Ms. Kaela Lay, Ms. Christelle Lee, Ms. Liander Aimable, and Mrs. Patricia Gabriel-Valcin, District Two Counsellor.
The aim was to highlight career and entrepreneurial opportunities in order to foster an awareness for self-sustainability among form two and three students in districts one through four, as they prepare to make their subject selections for CSEC.
The theme, “The Future Ready Student: Dream….Plan…Achieve!” was selected to encourage students to strive for their goals, through planning and preparation. The project was geared at educating students about the vast array of opportunities they can pursue beyond secondary school, particularly in diverse and nontraditional disciplines.
The exhibition also highlighted important information about professional ethics and standards, through a showcase of a plethora of industries and occupations. As School Counsellors, one of our main aims is to promote and encourage empowerment, perseverance and success among youth, instilling in them a drive to strive for personal achievement.
The Exhibition unfolded over a three-day schedule of events, commencing with the Opening Ceremony on Monday March 26, 2018, at the District Two Education Office in Sans, Souci. Ministry and company representatives, Students, Teachers and District and School Counsellors attended the ceremony, which featured enlightening and enthusiastic presentations by Mrs. Joycelyn Eugene, A.g. Counselling Coordinator, and Mr. Kwency Griffith, also known as Pringles. The audience was also treated to special performances by Christian Lawrence, a student of Saint Mary’s College, and Johanna Alexander, a student of Castries Comprehensive Secondary School, accompanied by Mr. Lestan Celestin, Music Teacher.
Day two and three of the Exhibition took place in the Hall at the Saint Mary’s College, and welcomed enthusiastic students from Districts one through four, who had the opportunity to tour booths, ask questions and engage with presenters from the twenty (20) participating organizations.
A full listing of Participants and Sponsors is listed below.
Careers in Sports – Organized by Mr. Elijah Williams of Vybe Radio
Centre for Adolescent Renewal and Education (CARE)
Cultural Development Foundation
Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL)
First Caribbean Bank
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives
Ministry of Health and Wellness
Department of Sustainable Development
National Skills Development Centre (NSDC)
Renwick and Company Limited
Royal St. Lucia Police Force – Marine Unit
Royal St. Lucia Police Force – Community Relations Branch
Saint Lucia Bureau of Standards (SLBS)
St. Lucia Air and Seaport Authority (SLASPA)
St. Lucia Fire Service
St. Lucia Manufacturers Association (SMA)
St. Lucia Social Development Fund
St. Lucia Teachers’ Credit Cooperative Limited
Sandals La Toc
St. James Morgan Bay Resort
Cream and Bean
Real Foods Ltd.
Windward and Leeward Brewery
The Print Factory
Ms. Bernadis Volney