CHARLESTOWN NEVIS (August 20, 2010) — 45 students from high schools on the island, yesterday (Thursday August 19, 2010) graduated from the Nevis Island Administration’s 7th annual Summer Job Attachment Programme.
The annual programme involves the participation of various businesses from within the private and public sectors and was designed to enlighten young men and women, school leavers and returners about the world of work.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, Mr. Alsted Pemberton, in his remarks, reminded the students of the NIA’s dedication and commitment to their success.
“We in the Ministry of Social Development see the development of our young persons as a very important aspect of our work.
“We at the department and ministry are preparing our young persons to be leaders of tomorrow, today,” Pemberton said.
Of the 45 students, 11 expressed interest in entrepreneurship and participated in the Small Enterprise Development Unit [SEDU] training initiative.
“The programme was very beneficial because we learnt things like resume and business plan construction.
“To wrap up this programme in word: excellent,” Flemming said.
The response to this year’s marketing efforts was overwhelming as the department received over 100 applications from students attending the three high schools on the island.
The closing ceremony was held at the Red Cross Conference Room in Charlestown.