Showcase a positive sign
THE REVIVED career showcase programme at St Lucy Secondary School is already showing good results, says guidance counsellor Saul Leacock.
Speaking to the DAILY NATION yesterday, Leacock, the coordinator of the showcase, said it had been dormant for a few years but he brought it back as he thought it was something integral to the lives of the students.
“I believe students should choose an occupation they are interested in as you spend [much] of your life working, so this showcase is designed to sensitize them to career options and job opportunities and let them know what is going on in the world of work from a single location,” he said.
Principal Stephen Jackman said he also thought it was a very good idea and the school had done everything it could to facilitate it. He added they would consider modifying the programme for the future to target specific age groups.
Leacock said he was pleased with the turnout as well as the response from the students as a few of them had already expressed an interest in some of the professions available.
He said invitations had been sent to a number of schools to participate as well although only two schools – Alma Parris Secondary and St James Secondary – had responded.
Leacock said the showcase will be presented on a biennial basis as it took a lot of planning and the budget was limited.
The participating entities included the Royal Barbados Police Force; the Barbados Institute of Architects; the Barbados Defence Force; the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic; LIME; the Barbados Community College and others. (CA)