The Ministry of Education held its 2021 Summer Employment Programme Orientation at the T.G. Glover Primary School on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The objective of the Summer Employment Programme is to provide a structured training environment to educate, motivate and stimulate the youth of our nation to prepare them for the workforce of tomorrow. Students received a warm welcome from Ms. Antoinette Clarke, Office Manager, Human Resources Management Division. Mrs. Lorraine Symonette-Armbrister, Permanent Secretary, advised the students of the importance of observing the safety protocols put in place by the Ministry, and urged them all to take serious the need to be extremely cautious, for the sake of their own health, and the health of all those around them.
The Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd, Minister of Education greeted the students with an enthusiastic energy, exclaiming that he and the Ministry were happy to have them take part in this year’s Summer Employment Programme. He expressed the importance of taking their jobs seriously.
Minister Lloyd went on to explain what he termed the “Three T’s”, of which included: Trust, Try, and Talk. “Trust us, that’s the first thing, trust us”, “We know what we are doing, we’ve been around for a number of years, we know about the educational system”.
“Number two is to try”, he stated, “You must make the effort, you must put in the work that you are required to do”. “Number three is to talk”, said the Minister. “Talk to us, we will answer your questions, we will invite your opinions”.
Minister Lloyd went on to advise the students to remember the “Three T’s”, and ensured them that by doing so, they would have a “wonderful experience”. He challenged the attentive group of young people to do their best, and to give it every effort. By the end of the orientation the young scholars were fully aware of what is required of them, and what all they can expect. An exuberant group of summer employment students walked away from the orientation motivated, and eager to get to work.
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