Career Day 2008

Last Updated: Sunday, 30 September 2012 Published: Wednesday, 14 May 2008 Written by Kimone Joseph

Form Three’s Career Day was celebrated in grand style at Convent High School on May 8. Students were smartly dressed as professionals in the fields of their choice.

The day began with a morning assembly.  Chief Education Officer and renowned playwright, Stephenson Hyacinth addressed all the third formers about careers in art and drama after the assembly. This was followed by pre-recess interactive sessions with the staff of the Business Training Centre (BTC) and the University of the West Indies (UWI).

Dr. Francis Severin, Head of the UWI Centre of Continuing Studies in Dominica, expressed his institution’s elation at being part of the event at CHS.

“UWI is in the business of both education and service,” said Severin. “Therefore, we are not only interested in people doing degrees. We want to know that when our students graduate, they can be well adjusted in their career choices. Career Day is a chance to ensure that students are ready to make the choice to be well adjusted later in life.”

Annette Austrie, Deputy Principal Responsible for Pastoral Care and Health and Family Life Education (HFLE) teacher, coordinated Career Day at CHS.

“Career Day is part of our HFLE program and is in its second year at CHS,” Austrie explained. “It aims to expose students to a wide variety of career choices and professions. It is also a chance to help students in their choices of subjects that they will do when they enter form four.”

Austrie said that many people aided with the program.

“We invited parents to be integrally involved,” she said. “We are also grateful that many professionals and institutions assisted in the success of our Career Day.”

The post-recess sessions included presentations, displays and interactive discussions with professionals. These included: Norris Prevost (Politics), Tahisa. Hill (Geography), Dominica Nurses Association (Nursing), Daryl Bobb (Music), Felix Julien (Engineering), Jacqueline Andre and Meckeith George (Environmental Science), Franklin Peter (Mass Communications and Broadcasting) and Melissa Joseph (Hospitality).

Before the actual Career Day, other professionals attended afternoon discussion sessions. These include: Verley Shaw-Joseph (Business), Genora Joseph and Eugene Royer (Engineering), Carol Abraham (Communications, and Andrew Commodore (Law).

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