[www.inewsguyana.com] – Several Secondary Schools in Georgetown are participating in a career fair which is being hosted by the Lion’s Club of D’Urban Park, at the Girl Guides Pavilion, Brickdam, Georgetown.
Students from forms 3 and 4 are a part of the fair which aims to make them more aware of the opportunities available to them in the working world so that they will purse suitable courses at an early stage towards achieving their career goals.
A number of business entities from the public and private sectors are showcasing their products and services to the students, who expressed much excitement.
“I want to gain more knowledge about careers that are available to me…it’s a great opportunity for us to learn about companies…and I would like to become an accountant and the reason why I am here is because I would like to learn more about what I want to be in life,” one student told iNews.
Meanwhile, Zaleena Lawrie, current President of the club explained that the initiative was formulated by the club in 2002 as part of its education drive.
“We’re trying our best to engage the youths before they do their CXC, so that their minds would be carved towards a career, when they come here, they see the different types of career that is out there, they would try to get subjects in line with that.”
Coordinator of the event, Carol Parris told iNews that the club has been in existence for 20 years and was founded by its late president Deborah Backer. It operates from out of a den in Festival City.
The club has about 60 members as well as a Board of Directors and their aim is to foster education and health through planned programmes.
Among the organisations that are participating in the fair are Banks DIH, Guyana Revenue Authority, University of Guyana.