Career Showcase at Queen’s College Secondary School

With an audience of over 150 students of The Queen’s College Secondary School, The Rotaract Club of South Barbados (RCSB) recently hosted a Career Showcase aimed at exposing the school’s third-form students to non-traditional career paths.

Mistress of Ceremonies; Alex Jordan speaking to students as Principal Dr. David Brown and RCSB Director Ms. Kimberley Brathwaite look on.

Mistress of Ceremonies; Alex Jordan speaking to students as Principal Dr. David Brown and RCSB Director Ms. Kimberley Brathwaite look on.

The exercise, lead by RCSB Professional Development Director, Ms. Kimberley Brathwaite, saw students interacting with more than 10 small business owners and professionals from fields such as aviation, broadcasting, culinary arts, mortuary, physical wellness and finance.

Opening presenter and Mistress of Ceremonies, Ms. Alex Jordan, encouraged students to peruse careers they where passionate about rather than believing that the traditional professions of Law and Medicine were the only avenues towards success. She also encouraged the 13 – 14 year olds to think beyond Barbados and to perfect skills and attributes which came naturally to them.

Dr. Michelle Bell engaging with students

One of the presenters, Vice-President of the Barbados Veterinary Association, Dr. Michelle Bell thought that “the showcase provided a much needed opportunity for students to have that one-on-one discussion with those in the various sectors. Their questions were definitely pertinent and on occasion outside of the box, but I believe that more of the island’s students can benefit from such events“.

This event, is the club’s third professional development activity lead by Ms. Brathwaite who was very pleased with the level of involvement and participation by the students and felt that “the showcase provided an opportunity to apprise the students of the various career choices available to them. We (the club) believe that the information provided will help to guide the students in choosing the most appropriate subjects in the future. The showcase was well received and attendees actively participated in the discussion. RSBC is the proud sponsor club for the Interact Club at the Queen’s College School and was pleased to partner with them to conduct this session.”

Students also had an opportunity to win prizes sponsored by The Limegrove Cinemas and KPMG.

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