[www.inewsguyana.com] – Forty students from various secondary, technical and tertiary institutions across the country are on a six-week work study attachment programme at GT&T which began on Monday, July 21.
On Friday, July 18, 2014, the students from the University of Guyana, New Amsterdam Technical Institute, Government Technical Institute, Essequibo Technical Institute, St. John’s College, North Ruimveldt Secondary, St. Joseph’s High School, The Bishops High School, Chase Academic Foundation, West Demerara Secondary, President’s College, New Amsterdam Secondary , Christ Church Secondary, St Stanislaus’ College, St Rose’s High, Linden Technical Institute, Brickdam Secondary, Anna Regina Secondary School and one student from the Hinterland Scholarship programme were inducted at a simple ceremony at GT&T’s 79 Brickdam Headoffice.
The students will be attached to various departments within the company.
Mr. Clifton Davis, District Education Officer (Secondary) urged the students to enjoy their stint at GT&T while taking the programme seriously.
Other speakers including Mr. Roderick Dyer, Manager, Outside Plant Maintenance; Mr. ShimbhudyalNaitram, Manager, Facilities Management and Ms. Alero Proctor, Welfare Officer, GTI, echoed similar sentiments while encouraging the students to use this programme to learn basic work ethics and principles that could be applied in their careers.
They were also briefed on the need to be respectful, punctual and regular and the need to acclimatize themselves early; and to represent their respective institutions, the Ministry of Education and themselves in an exemplary manner.
GT&T has over the years been collaborating with the Ministry of Education with its work study programme. GT&T every year reaffirms its commitment to the programme as it forms an important part in the development of our young people as they strive for success. It should be noted that some students have been retained as employees from previous work study programmes.