Wednesday, November 4, 2009

CHOICES "Get On Track For Career, Education & Life Seminar" in Montego Bay.... and a good time was had by all!

What a great few days out it was!
Our CHOICES team travelled from Kingston/St. Andrew via St. Catherine, Clarendon, through St. Ann, Trelawny and then down into St. James enjoying all of the scenic moments along with way, all in the effort to bring our show "Get On Track For Career, Education & Life Seminar" to schools in the western parishes.
We breezed through the Jamaican countryside, touching on 7 out of 14 parishes during our travels.
The hills of the central land mass drew awe-inspiring gasps as we passed through lush, green hills and valleys, small, quaint communities, and then saw the view of the coast and the sparkling blue Caribbean Sea, stopping along the way to visit key schools such as Porus High, Alston High, Aabuthnott Gallimore, Brown's Town High and others.
The schools of the western parishes turned out in large numbers for the one-day event on Thursday October 29 forcing more chairs to be added to the already well-laid out and spacious accommodation afforded by The West Jamaica Conference Centre at Mt. Salem.
Exhibitors represented educational and other entities both local to Montego Bay and also many Kingston-based who also made the journey to the west.
The lively stage programme was a pleasant mix of serious and sober and fun and frolic with talks and presentations and fun and games throughout the day. Even Barak Obama shared in the activities from the stage making his own presentation via DVD like CHOICES and its Get Ready For Work DVD and G-Whiz and his inspiring words in "On and On".
Boys in attendance participated in their special group activity led by Craig McNally and entitled "Reach for the Stars" while counsellors and teachers attended a special presentation by Mr. Steven Kerr of the Planning Institute of Jamaica on the subject "“Education, A Job, Entrepreneurship? Which Option Right now?”
Some went away with prizes won for smart answers, wise words and fun activities. All went away much wiser, more enlightened, more certain of their career and educational path. All were energised for their journey ahead.
Look out for CHOICES on its next journey to your part of the island/Caribbean.