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  • Students of the St. Anne’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP) showed off their outstanding work in various skill areas at the institution’s career day held on May 21.
  • The career day was held under the theme: ‘Learning for Earning’.
  • St. Anne's CAP is the premier Ministry of Education institution that facilitates training, growth and development for the labour force. Youngsters, age 16 to 21 years, are enrolled at the institution.

Students of the St. Anne’s Career Advancement Programme (CAP) showed off their outstanding work in various skill areas at the institution’s career day held on May 21.

The institution, situated at 12 Percy Street, West Kingston, was abuzz with activity as parents, community members, students from nearby schools and other stakeholders, viewed the creative efforts of the students in the areas of welding, carpentry, data operations, cosmetology, commercial food preparation, and general office administration.

Booths were also mounted by various organisations including the HEART Trust/ NTA, University College of the Caribbean (UCC), the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and Orion Sales Limited.

Speaking during the official opening ceremony, Principal of St. Anne’s, Nahema Daniels, highlighted the importance of skills training in preparing young people for the job market.

“By learning a skill and getting an education, you are preparing yourselves to be self-employed and/or qualified to be employed. You are empowering yourself to making your dreams come true, ” she said.

She used the opportunity to encourage more persons to enrol in the institution and acquire a skill, informing that applications are now open for interested persons. “Make sure that you make yourself a part of an institution, so that you can be certified,” she added.

In his remarks, Member of Parliament, Western Kingston, Desmond Mckenzie, urged the students to make the best use of the opportunities and chances that they are provided so that they can advance themselves and their families.

For his part, Director of Security and Safety, Ministry of Education, Sergeant Coleridge Minto, urged the students to not allow poverty or their family background to discourage them from pursuing their goals and aspirations.

He further encouraged them to stand up for what they believe in and become productive citizens of the country.

The career day was held under the theme: ‘Learning for Earning’.

St. Anne’s CAP is the premier Ministry of Education institution that facilitates training, growth and development for the labour force. Youngsters, age 16 to 21 years, are enrolled at the institution.