An opportunity to collaborate with the business community is how the Graydon Sealy Secondary School has dubbed an upcoming Business Partners Meeting, slated for Thursday, June 22. The forum will be held in the school’s Mannie Bowen Auditorium from 9:30 a.m. until noon.
Coordinator for the school’s Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) programme, Karen Bryan, in giving the rationale behind the meeting, said it was being done “with the aim of increasing student achievement, particularly in the School to Work (STW) programme”.
“The School to Work programme is an intervention programme developed in 2015, at the Graydon Sealy Secondary School, to breathe life into the school’s motto of ‘Promoting all aspects of our growth’.
“All upper fifth students intern for one day a week within an academic year at organisations within the school’s community and elsewhere. The STW programme seeks to bolster skills, attitudes and achievement, boost post-secondary education and improve the transition to employment for our fifth-year students,” she added.
On Thursday, business partners will review the STW and give suggestions for its improvement, as well as the CVQ internship. Principal Beverley Bancroft will deliver remarks, while Mrs. Bryan will present a report on the STW for the academic year 2016/2017.
The Technical and Vocational and Education Training (TVET) Council will be the main facilitator on the day.