Students gain on-the-job experience

Leading Edge High School Year 9 students were recently awarded for their participation in a Learning through Internship programme.

The gala closing ceremony, held at the Mary Miller Memorial Hall, marked the close of eight weeks of on the job experience for the students.

Certificates of participation and plaques of appreciation were given to the companies that participated in the programme.

Many of the skills learned while on the internship were evident throughout the evening.

They were apparent in the production of the invitations/backdrop, decoration of the hall and the power point presentation of the students at work.

The efficiently run PA system was operated by the two students who interned at Hopscotch Studios in the absence of owner Charles Gregory.

‘The programme exposed the students to a professional environment, which allowed them to explore a career of interest, developed social skills for a professional setting and begin to build a resume,’ said School Leader Ms Lyneth Monteith.

‘The programme’s success has led to plans for additional time for next year’s program, offers of placement for students for summer jobs.

‘The combined effort of all involved contributed to the overwhelming success of the program,’ she said.

The students were commended on their performance during their eight weeks of internship by Ms Monteith, Deputy School Leader Evelyn Rockett and Ministry Education Chief Officer Angela Martins.

Attending the event were the Mrs. Martins and Strategic Development Advisor Gareth Long. Also in attendance were Sheree Ebanks from corporate sponsor Butterfield Bank, Deputy Campus Director Desmond McConvey, participating companies, parents and staff of the school.

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