Regional Management Services is launching its third World of Work Showcase which will be held on October 17, 2018, at the Frank Collymore Hall.
Managing Director and Event Producer of World of Work Dennis de Pezia said event will cater to 450 students who do not have to pay registration fees.
“The students [will] benefit from the planned training seminars… Unlike previous years, no student registration fees apply. The organizers [intend] to have the full participation from all students from all the public and private secondary schools. Each school is invited to register a maximum of 20 students,” de Peiza said, adding that management professionals will conduct the training seminars.
“Presentations will be made on the recruitment process, understanding the workplace culture and professionalism in the workplace, dressing for success and the financial obligations of employees,” he said.
The managing director added that this year’s event will feature a lunchtime concert by the Frederick Smith School and a special presentation by Juliana Sealy of Julie Party Rentals.
“The concert [will take place] on the terrace of the Frank Collymore Hall. On stage will be the steel orchestra of the Frederick Smith Secondary School. This segment is open to the public. Ms Juliana Sealy of Julie’s Party Rentals will make a presentation on the topic of ‘Creating Your Own Business’,” he said, adding that he would like corporate Barbados to sponsor students either with a job attachment or by providing financial assistance so the organizers can give complimentary copies of the Introduction to a World of Work.
This year, the World of Work Showcase is collaborating with the Barbados Youth Development Council whose Public Relations Officer, Saamiya Cumberbatch, said they hope young persons take full advantage of the learning and networking opportunities they are receiving from Regional Management Services Inc.
“They [will be] able to engage industry professionals and gain first-hand knowledge and skills and attributes needed to succeed in present-day job markets. The knowledge learned should improve not just [their] curriculum vitae but also their employability as they move into the world of work,” Cumberbatch said, adding that BYDC is always pleased when the youth are invited to participate in developmental activities.
“For us… this partnership is a clear acknowledgment that youth are not simply the beneficiaries of programs but are also equal stakeholders who can actively contribute to our well-being and societal development,” she said.
President of the Barbados Union of Teachers Sean Spencer said the union decided to partner because it is imperative that students understand the multiple environments that exist in the world of work, be they “legal, political, environmental, social and so on”.
At the end of the formal presentations Managing Director and Producer of World of Work Dennis de Peiza received a $2,000 cash donation from The Barbados Lottery from Brand and Public Relations Manager Kellee King-Cambell. (LG)