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Albert Town Edu-Skills Centre turns out first batch of graduates

Published:Wednesday | March 2, 2011 | 12:00 AM
The first batch of graduates from the Edu-Skills Centre in Albert Town, Trelawny, just after their graduation ceremony on Sunday. - PHOTO BY RICHARD MORAIS

Richard Morais, Gleaner Writer


THE HOTEL sector is expected to get a boost as 44 persons representing the first batch of graduates from Edu-Skills Centre in Albert Town, Trelawny graduated in housekeeping and food and beverage/restaurant service on Sunday.

Already seven of the graduates have been employed. Guest speaker Minister of Labour and Social Security Pearnel Charles charged the graduates to be professional.

Valedictorians Samantha Wright and Greg Allen praised the programme, saying it was more than they expected. The group also received training in Spanish. They commenced in August and the programme ran for seven months.

The programme is the brainchild of member of parliament for South Trelawny, Marisa Dalrymple-Philibert, who lobbied a number of organisations to rehabilitate the building to start the training. She had high praises for the CHASE Foundation which contributed just over $4 million and James Goren of Zuccherina Developments, along with others who contributed to the centre.