A world of work for students
The annual World of Work Showcase kicks off today, Wednesday, October 17, at the Frank Collymore Hall, under the theme Preparing for the World of Work.
Since being launched in 2016, the World of Work Showcase which takes the form of an orientation and training exercise, directed at prospective and new entrants into the world of world, has generated interest and captured the attention of many.
The event is primarily open to students from secondary schools, tertiary education and training institutions. This year the Barbados Youth Development Council is actively participating in the event.
This year’s event caters to 450 students who are expected to benefit from the planned training seminars.
Students attending the World of Work Showcase will be exposed to training seminars, to be facilitated by management professionals. Presentations will be made on the topics of Recruitment Process, Understanding the Workplace Culture and Professionalism in the Workplace/ Dressing for Success and The Financial Obligations of Employees.
Presenters will be from the Barbados Revenue Authority, the Human Resources Management Association of Barbados and FirstCaribbean International Bank.
A special part of this year’s showcase will be a lunchtime concert featuring the Steel Orchestra of the Frederick Smith Secondary School.
Juliana Sealy of Julie’s Party Rentals will be making a special presentation on the topic of Creating Your Own Business. There will be a presentation on Work Place Ethics to be facilitated by Dennis de Peiza, Labour Relations Consultant of Regional Management Services.
In keeping with the objective of encouraging participants to identify with the creative and cultural industries sector as a vehicle for employment, there will be cultural presentations on the theme of Showcase by students of the Parkinson Memorial and the Alleyne School respectively. (PR)