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Jamaica: Students Benefit From Online Career Development Workshop

IGT Jamaica recently organised a career development workshop for 35 students at three of the partnering institutions in IGT’s After School Advantage (ASA) Programme. In order to comply with the COVID-19 health protocols, this year’s workshop, benefiting students from Sunbeam Children’s Home, SOS Children’s Village in Stony Hill, and Mustard Seed Communities’ Matthew 25:40, was held virtually.

This year’s workshop exposed students to the requirements of a virtual interview and how to be prepared. The presenter also used the opportunity during a technical delay to demonstrate to the students the importance of not panicking when things go wrong online, as they sometimes will. The students actively participated in the session and were fully engaged in the question-and-answer portion which followed the presentation.

The SOS Children’s Village in Stony Hill has enjoyed a close partnership with IGT since the company installed an ASA Computer Centre there in 2012. Acting Director Hilary Nembhard pointed out that the workshop provided an opportunity for the Stony Hill students (ages 16 to 19) to learn how to navigate the Internet, including searching for valuable information on how to manage online job interviews and meetings.

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