SJPP student tops WorldSkills
Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) garment-making student Samantha Yearwood has been crowned Best Of Competition at the recently concluded WorldSkills Barbados Competition.
Yesterday at the closing ceremony held at the SJPP, a beaming Yearwood collected her prizes in the competition held under the theme Shaping A World Class Workforce Through Innovation, Creativity And Skills Development. She also won the special prize for best student in the garment-making category and best student representing the SJPP.
Yearwood walked away with several monetary prizes, a scholarship to attend a training institution compliments SJPP, a trophy and a tablet computer.
Vivian-Anne Gittens, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the Nation Publishing Company Limited, a sponsor of WorldSkills Barbados, said employers were looking not only for academic strength but for passion, tenacity, creativity and innovation.
She said the hosting of the WorldSkills competition had planted the seed that would grow future executive employees and entrepreneurs who were ready to transform the workplace and society.