Development Bank gives CFBC students practical work experience

Basseterre, St. Kitts (August 29, 2016) — A student of the Federation’s premier educational institution, the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC), is thanking the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis for giving her and two of her colleagues an opportunity to practice what they learn in college.

A former student of the Verchilds High School, Ms Samantha Hodge, who on Monday August 29 reported for her second year at the CFBC where she is doing Accounting and Business, said that she did not wish to spend the long 2016 summer vacation being bored at home.

“I sent letters to several institutions requesting for placement as an intern, but the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis was the only institution who responded with a space for internship,” said Ms Hodge. “I was excited when I received the acceptance letter from Development Bank.

“I came in the last week in June, and I was attached to the Accounts Department. I am therefore practising what I am doing in college, and this has been beneficial to me as I have been putting in practise what I learnt in school. From day one I felt comfortable working with the staff at Development Bank. They are very helpful and friendly.”

Ms Hodge along with her two colleagues, Ms Kaedida Fough and Mr Aziel Smithen, and former Fifth Form student of the Cayon High School who has joined the CFBC this Academic Year, Ms Chamique Phipps, spent the afternoon of their last day at the Development Bank on Friday August 26 in the company of Mr Lenworth Harris, the General Manager.

“I want to congratulate you guys on what you have achieved today,” Mr Harris told them. “Your time here, from what I have gathered, generally has been pretty good. Persons feel you all have made positive contribution, and that is a good thing.”

He presented them with tokens of appreciation and informed them that all the staff members at the Development Bank of St. Kitts and Nevis were pleased to have them hone their skills at the financial institution which is the Federation’s leader in student loans.

The General Manager encouraged them to continue their studies and complete their degree programmes, then while reminding them that education is very expensive he beseeched them to be mindful and grateful of their parents, guardians, and relatives who would have invested the effort, time and resources to ensure that they further their studies.

He concluded: “Who knows, down the road you might come back as a permanent staff.”

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