Thursday, May 19, 2011

CHOICES Song Contest - Entry Runaway Bay HEART

Here is one of the Entries for our CHOICES SONG CONTEST Mandeville  leg ..Held at our CHOICES Career and Education Show in Mandeville

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Details of our annual CHOICES Career & Education show in Kingston are outlined below. We look forward to seeing you there as usual.

WHAT:                                    CHOICES Career & Education Show
WHEN & WHERE:                    Tuesday June 7 from 9a.m. – 5p.m at The University of Technology, 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston.
WHO SHOULD COME:             All secondary level students, parents, teachers and other school personnel and especially those in nearby parishes. You may bring as many students as you wish. We ask that you fill out the attendance form below so that we can prepare for you adequately if you plan for a large number.
ENTRY COST:                                     Students in uniform - $250/ Adults - $400

Visitors to this Expo will be exposed to career, education and life issues and also experience a pleasant, educational and sometimes life-changing day out.

STAGE PROGRAMME:            This will highlight the importance of the academic, professional and vocational skills mixture; short presentations, quizzes, prizes and surprise give-aways.  The “CHOICES You’ve Got Talent Contest” will end the day.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING:        A leadership training workshop on "Goal Setting in the Context of Student Leadership” will be staged for students age 14-18 by The Children’s Coalition of Jamaica in association with CHOICES. You may select 4 students from your school within the age group to participate. We must have their names in advance and their age.

FREE “CAREER KEY” WORKSHOP - A free workshop for students who are confused or uncertain about the career path to choose.  The Career Key Test is based on the Holland RIASEC theory of career choice.  It helps students to know their personality type, to find the best career for them and leads them to a listing of over 400 careers categorised by personality types.  Register your students at the CHOICES booth on the day of the Expo.

SPECIAL TALK FOR COUNSELLORS/TEACHERS/PRINCIPALS – The day’s programme will include a special talk for counsellors and teachers.  More information on this soon as we are now finalising details.

CAREER COUNSELLING:       Trained career counsellors will be on hand for anyone who needs one-on-one counselling.

EXHIBITS:                               An exhibition featuring educational and other institutions.

FREE EYE TESTING:               By the Lions Club of St. Andrew Central.

ON SALE:                                All CHOICES publications and other products for students, parents and trainers will be on sale.  “HOT DOG MAN” will be on spot with delicious American-Style jumbo hot dogs served with mustard, ketchup, cheese, relish, mayo, sauerkraut, hot pepper sauce... “Hot Dog Combo” – one jumbo hot dog, lemonade and banana chips - $200.

We look forward to welcoming your school family to this event.  You may call us at 924-7473/925-0804/782-1644 for more information.

Yours sincerely,
Angela deFreitas – General Manager

CHOICES Career & Education Expo
on Tuesday June 7, 2011
at The University of Technology
Please mail, deliver or fax confirmation to: CHOICES, 100 Shortwood Road, Kingston 8; Fax - 925-0804.

Name of Institution:_____________________________________________________
Address: _____________________________________________________________
Telephone: ________________________Fax_______________
Contact Person:______________________________________________________Cell #__________________

------- students  will attend ; -------adults will attend .

                                                    LEADERSHIP TRAINING WORKSHOP

The following students will attend the “Leadership Training Workshop”

1. NAME……………………………………………………………………….; AGE…………………

2. NAME……………………………………………………………………….; AGE…………………

3. NAME……………………………………………………………………….; AGE…………………

4. NAME……………………………………………………………………….; AGE…………………

                                     Fill out the form below and fax to 925-0804, email
or mail to 100 Shortwood Road, Kingston 8, Jamaica
Name of Institution:________________________________________
Contact Person:______________________________________________________

Tel # ________________________________________Cell # _________________

Please list names of participants (4 maximum):               
q  1   _____________________
q   2   _____________________
q  3   ________________________
q  4   _______________________
q  Supervising teacher (if any)_______________________________
v   Deadline for submission of details of entrants is 4p.m on Friday May 27, 2011






Text Box:                    DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
                    CAN YOU WRITE, SING, PERFORM, RECITE …
                         WELL USE YOUR TALENT TO WIN IN THE
CHOICES  is encouraging you to use your special talents to win prizes.

GREAT PRIZES for the winning entry and a teacher’s prize for a teacher who has helped the group.

Presentation must be clean, motivational and positive.
Maximum 4 persons

Original ideas only
One entry per school
Presentations must be a maximum of 90 seconds
Details of entrants must be received by Friday May 27 at 4p.m..
Fill out an entry form and fax to 925-0804, email, mail to 100 Shortwood Road, Kingston 8, Jamaica or call CHOICES now.

Entries will be judged on creative presentation; content; adherence to time.
The judges’ decision is final.

Teacher’s prize – teacher must have helped the group
The contest will take place at CHOICES Career & Education Expo on Tuesday June 7, 2011 at UTECH, 237 Old Hope Road, Kingston 6 in the closing show.

All entries become the property of CHOICES. Entries will be recorded for You Tube, CHOICES website – and CHOICES blog –  We reserve the right to pre-select entries for presentation on the day.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


It was a day full of energy, motivation, inspiration and great fun too for the hundreds of students from schools in the central and southern parishes in Jamaica who turned out on Tuesday April 19 for the CHOICES Career & Education Expo at the Golf View Hotel in Mandeville.
They, along with their guidance counsellors,  teachers, some principals and other school personnel, were treated to a day filled with information, insights, practical hands-on experiences, career guidance and direction to put them ont he righ track for career, education and life. They left, for the most part, having been guided onto the right path for their life.
For the teachers there was also a professional development workshop, a Leadership Training for students by the Leadership Training Institute and a special Career Key Workshop for those undecided about their career path.  On stage throughout the day talks, presentations, lively discussions and contests kept the pace moving with "Sexting", "Networking", and interview with Miss Jamaica Festival Queen 2010, the winning Xormis team from NCU; NCU communications students interviewing, recording and broadcasting, all climaxing in the selection of the Mandevillle area winner in the CHOICES Theme Song Contest to end the day.
CHOICES extends special thanks to all who helped to make this day possible including partner The Daily Gleaner, associates - Tax Administration Services Department; AAMM Co-op Credit Union; The Susan Show,  Power 106 FM, Delmay Distributors, BESS 100FM, KLAS FM 89 and KAJU School of Fashion Design.  Thanks also to our exhibitors including The University of Technology; Edna Manley College; Catholic College of Mandeville; Education for Advancement; AAMM Co-op Credit Union; Caribbean Maritime Institute; HEART/NTA; Price Smart; Jamaica Theological Seminary; Wynlee Distributors; Kirk Distribuitors; Beyond Jewellery and others.  For prizes and give-aways for our stage -  Kirk Distributors; Rose Hall Great House; Spartan Health Club; Jamaica Pegasus Hotel; Suncoast; T.Geddes Grant; Bob Marley Museum; Cool Runnings; Palace Amusements; Wynlee Distributors; Five Star Water Sports; Acorn Books, Fontana Pharmacy; TGI Fridays; Mother's Grace Kennedy and others.

CHOICES is now preparing for its next show in Kingston on Tuesday June 7 at the University of Technology. Call us now to get on board for another exciting event. Help Jamaica's young people to prepare themselves to be a part of Vision 2030.


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