CORPORATE HANDS - Students get scholarships from Manpower and Maintenance
The Manpower and Maintenance Services Ltd (MMS) held its annual Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) Awards for children of staff.
This is the 11th year for the awards, administered by the MMS Foundation to students just going into high school. Since inception, some 430 students have benefited. Thirty-nine students received cash, back-to-school supplies and savings vouchers donated by MMS clients. CEO of MMS, Audrey Hinchcliffe, thanked the various sponsors for their continued support and encouraged the students to "grow where you are planted".
Guest speaker, Radley Reid, senior adviser to the minister of education, lauded MMS for the initiative and said the intervention was timely as the students are going into the secondary level of their education.
"It is at that level that you are being prepared to access education ... that will make you into what you want to be," he said. "If we waste this stage, you can understand what will happen to you." Reid also asked students to give of their best.
CAPTION - Chairman of Manpower and Maintenance Services (MMS) Limited, Audrey Hinchcliffe (left), and Michael Collins (centre, back row), sales development and training specialist at Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), congratulate recipients of JNBS bursaries at MMS's recent GSAT Scholarship Awards ceremony held at the company's Eureka Road head office. Other companies that gave prizes were Lasco, First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union, GraceKennedy, Guardian Group, and Hi-Lo. - Gladstone Taylor/Photographer