North Side students explore careers

Students Kendreah Chisholm and Nataliya Pomare had the chance to check out the inside of an ambulance.

North Side primary students recently had the opportunity to learn about a variety of jobs at a careers day.

Veterinarians, paramedics, police and customs officers were among the presenters on Feb. 26 as students of the Edna M. Moyle Primary School went to “work,” getting an insiders’ look at a number of different professions.

Students listen attentively to a presentation from customs officers.
Students listen attentively to a presentation from customs officers.

“Participants from 18 private and government entities were represented at the event, which was held at the school,” said Principal Joylyn Ebanks-King.

“Students learned firsthand just what it takes to get the job done, and they also had the opportunity to ask questions about the skills and experience needed for each line of work.”

At the careers fair, interactive booths offered colorful and informative materials for the students to browse. Ms. Ebanks-King noted that the exhibitors did a great job of underscoring the benefits of education and good decision-making in relation to successful life and career choices.

“All presenters encouraged the boys and girls to live up to their school motto, ‘Achieving Excellence Together’ and to never give up on achieving their dreams,” said Ms. Ebanks-King.

University College of the Cayman Islands president Roy Bodden addressed the student body at an assembly, stressing the importance of getting a good education and pointing out possible Cayman career options.

Students had a great time dressing up as workers in their chosen careers.
Students had a great time dressing up as workers in their chosen careers.

A parade concluded the career day. Students dressed as their future career choice and presented the reasons for their choice.

Brigitta Sherieff, 10, said, “It was very educational. We got to experience things we might do when we get older.”

Chad Powell, 9, declared the day very informational.

“I got to experience new jobs that I’ve never heard of,” he said. “I thought it was lots of fun even though I didn’t get to visit every booth.”

Animal lover Kendreah Chisholm, 10, already had a career in mind, and was not disappointed.

“I felt excited about Career Day because I got to see the veterinarians with a dog,” she said.
Motivated by what she saw, Sariah Francis, 10, thought she learned a lot.

“It was an interesting day. I got a lot of information about different jobs,” she said.

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