The University of the West Indies (UWI), Cave Hill campus will open its gates to about 5,000 secondary school students next week when it hosts the 11th National Career showcase.
UWI has partnered with the Barbados Association of Guidance Counsellors (BAGC) for the second year to coordinate the annual event, which is scheduled for January 13 and 14.
Addressing the launch of the 2016 edition at the campus’ main conference room, Deputy Principal Professor Clive Landis indicated that students will have the opportunity to tour the faculties and learn about the entry requirements as well as potential careers available to them.
“Also on the final day, we will be opened to the general public, inviting any parents or family who may have questions about university life or financial aid through a special information session at the Henry Fraser Lecture Theatre in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. The campus will be opened to the public between 4 and 6 p.m.,” Professor Landis added.
BAGC Vice President and Guidance Counsellor at Daryl Jordan Secondary Saul Leacock told the launch that while a major aspect of an individual’s life is occupied with a career, it is important that students be exposed to a large variety career options to allow them to make informed and intelligent decisions.
“What we do at this national career showcase is to assist in putting them on the right road, facing the right direction, so that they can make an intelligent choice. We don’t want to encourage students to look for jobs simply to earn wages, but to do what they like and make it into a future career,” Leacock said. (AH)