Twenty-seven teenagers are smiling from ear to ear today, as they begin a paid internship thanks to Harris Paints and the Rotary Club of Barbados.
Rivalries between Barbadian secondary schools are legendary, so to organise and coordinate 27 pupils from four different institutions is nothing short of miraculous.
Students from Lodge, Codrington College, the Barbados Community College as well as Harrison College were trained for 5 days under the expert mentorship of Derek Brown, a British national of Barbadian descent.
While amazed at the level of success in this class, which named itself “Full Spectrum” as they were involved with color and renovation, the head of EIA also reminded both the teens and all participants as Barbados gets closer to its Jubilee celebrations, they must revise and retain while rejuvenating not just themselves but Barbados into the next half century. He wanted them to look at the phrase “Yes, Please,” not as servitude but instead “Please, yes!” as a means of eagerly providing service as customers are the life-force of any successful business…
Harris Paints is over four decades old and itself a company based on entrepreneurship, through determined efforts by its founder Ralph “Bruggadung” Johnson.