7th Annual Summer Job Attachment Programme a Success


(l-r) Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development Alsted Pemberton with student Infatari Hanley.

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 programme was sponsored by the Youth Development Division of the Ministry of Social Development in collaboration with Helping Our People Excel [HOPE], Nevis.

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.

Participant in the Small Enterprise Development Unit training initiative Al Flemming.

Al Flemming of the Charlestown Secondary School [CSS] described the six week training process as interactive and useful. He offered words of commendation to the organisers while Infatari Hanley also of CSS encouraged other students to participate in the programme.

“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.

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