TSSS holds Career Day Fair
December 13, 2013
TSSS holds Career Day Fair

Too often people end up choosing the wrong career, which is why it is important to keep one’s options open and look for pertinent information before deciding on what job to pursue.{{more}}

And, according to Sharlene Morris, Guidance counsellor and coordinator of the Thomas Saunders Secondary School (TSSS), this was what the career day held last Friday, December 6, was expected to do.

“The idea of the career fair is to get students interacting with prospective businesses and for them to meet potential, future employers and this is the perfect opportunity for this to take place,” Morris told SEARCHLIGHT.

The fair also exposes students to careers that they may not have necessarily have thought about and exposed them to a wide array of non-traditional careers, including videography, landscaping and the spa industry.

Included among the businesses represented were CARMIC – with Dr Rosalind Ambrose; Stormy Windz Studios, MAVCOM, the Ministry of Agriculture and Premier Distributors.

“Most times they may have one thing in mind and because they are not exposed to more, they cannot think, so the idea was to expose them (students) to some of these types of jobs and give them a reason to think,” she said.

Morris further explained that the career day activity proved ideal for students to meet potential employers and other persons in hiring positions and for them to network with such individuals – and for these persons to meet possible ideal candidates.

This was the first time that the event has been held in-house.

According to Morris, the students would journey to various business houses to get a first-hand look at how the individual businesses are run.

“This year we thought instead of going out, why don’t we have it in-house?” she said.

Previously, the activity was geared to third form students, but this year it was opened up to all students. (DD)