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JPS employs 115 students for the summer

Published:Monday | July 2, 2012 | 12:00 AM
From left: Silina Patterson, Delano Dolphey of University of Technology and Vanessa Grandison of Glenmuir High School are delighted by what keynote speaker, Samuel Coates, CEO of Coates Logistics Limited, has to say following the summer orientation session for the 115 Jamaica Public Service Company summer employees.
Some of the 115 students listen keenly to the keynote speaker, Samuel Coates, CEO of Coates Logistics Limited. Contributed photos

SOME 115 students from secondary and tertiary institutions across the island will commence their seven-week summer employment with the Jamaica Public Service Company (JPS) today. The programme is being implemented at a cost of $6 million.

As JPS continues to play a critical role in the development of the nation's youth, the company has over the years employed students during the summer with the aim of: fostering community role models and mentors, facilitating inter-professional work experiences, enhancing and expanding relationships between JPS, the communities and educational institutions, and identifying potential employees.

The summer employees, who range from high school to the post-graduate level, will be placed in JPS locations across the island as well as at a number of partner agencies including: Bustamante Hospital for Children, National Chest Hospital, Dispute Resolution Foundation, Community for the Upliftment of the Mentally Ill, Foundation for International Self Help clinic, Bellevue Hospital, Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre and the Kingston & St Andrew Health Department.