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.