‘GHS 100 years 100 careers’
May 6, 2011
‘GHS 100 years 100 careers’

The Girls High School (GHS) hosted yet another centenary celebration event this week as its ‘GHS 100 years 100 careers’ event took place on Wednesday, May 4, and Thursday, May 5.{{more}}

The event which took place at the Methodist Church Hall featured past students of the GHS with informational displays relating to their current career choices.

SEARCHLIGHT visited the event on Wednesday, May 4, where a few stations were set up, with career choices such as architecture, environmental officers, dentists, lawyers and doctors.

Past GHS student, Kamala Questelles of the graduating class of 1995, who is employed as a Medical Technologist at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital Laboratory, said that one advantage of her job is that it provides opportunities for branching out into other related fields.

Questelles explained her job involves the testing of blood and other bodily fluids for diseases. She added that the main disciplines in her field of work include Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Pathology among others.

Questelles stated it was a “good opportunity to encourage students who may be interested in this field to join it.” She reiterated that persons employed in that field can branch off into several related fields.

SEARCHLIGHT also spoke to Melissa Jackson of the graduating class of 1998, who is employed as an Environmental Education Officer in the Forestry Department of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Rural Transformation.

Jackson explained that the Forestry Department’s responsibility include preservation of natural resources and wildlife, as well as research. Jackson stated that as an Environmental Education Officer, she acts as a Public Relations Officer of the department, as she educates the public as well as assists students with obtaining information.

She stated that she expected to see a larger turnout but said that the experience has been good. She advised students to consider a career in the environmental field.

The GHS 100 years, 100 Careers sought to capture the variety of careers chosen by GHS alumni over the 100 years of the school’s existence.