PHILIPSBURG – It is not uncommon
for many students to defer their tertiary education and pursue work
opportunities after secondary school. Unfortunately, many of these graduates
are often not properly equipped with the knowledge to secure jobs. In response to this, The Student Support
Services Division of the Ministry
of Education, Culture, Youth and Sport has taken the initiative to create a workshop that will
enable recent graduates, or students who are contemplating going into the
workforce, to be more successful in job applications and interviews.
This free workshop, entitled
“Preparing for The World of Work,”
will be held online on October 7, 2021
from 5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.
According to SSSD officials,
this workshop will cover the main challenges youth encounter when trying to
apply for jobs, and how to solve them. For example, participants will learn how
to make a resume and cover letter that will list their educational background
information and skills in a presentable and professional way. Participants will
also receive advice on how to sharpen their interviewing skills and receive
tips on how to ‘Dress for Success’.
Participants will also be given tips to assist them in being successful
in the workplace.
“The overall aim is to
empower our youth with the tools to be successful in the workforce whether they remain there short or long term,” the
SSSD officials noted.
are encouraged to register, in advance for the “Preparing For The World of Work”
workshop so that an invitation can be emailed to them.
Students may also click on the link on the Student Support Services Division
Facebook page. If parents or students have any questions on these workshops,
they can contact the Student Support Services Division at telephone 543-1235 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Student Support Services Division (SSSD) provides services to students referred by the schools such
as psychological services, counseling services, social work services,
educational diagnostic services, speech language pathology services. SSSD also
provides general services such as career services, parent sessions and crisis