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Camperdown holds Career Day

Published:Saturday | March 20, 2010 | 12:00 AM

FRANKLYN TOWN, KINGSTON:Approximately 800 students of Camperdown High School in Kingston were exposed to a variety of career opportunities and information from a number of organisations, during their annual Career Day and Exposition, held at the school on Wednesday.

"The objective is really to broaden their horizons and for them to identify places they can approach for information and possible opportunities," guidance counsellor of the institution, the Reverend Patrick Dunkley, explained.

Business Development Officer at Victoria Mutual Building Society, Titania Meredith, said it was interesting to see the level of interest the students displayed in all the booths.

One of the many third formers who participated in the Career Day, Renee Richards, could not hide her excitement as she got information on banking, one of her career choices.

"I think Career Day is fantastic and I learnt a lot of things, since I am interested in banking and accounting, I got a lot of information. I have an idea of what I can do right now," she said.

Career development officer at HEART Trust/ NTA, Michelle Thompson, said the event was beneficial to her.

"At least 10 students would have gotten information that is beneficial to them, so it was good. We offered brochures on course offerings and different topics to enhance their career choices," she added.

Other organisations taking part in the event included the Jamaica Constabulary Force, Media Technology Institute, the Jamaica Information Service and the Caribbean Maritime Institute.