Charlestown-Nevis-Forty-three young persons all looked keen and enthused as they attended the official closing ceremony of the 2015 summer job attachment program.
The program is hosted annually by the Youth and Sports Department.
The ceremony which was chaired by Mr. Stephan Joseph, Youth Development Officer at the Youth and Sports Department, was held at the St.Paul’s Anglican church hall and commenced promptly at 2 pm.
The opening prayer was done by Miss Kerdis Clarke, Department summer intern and the national anthem was beautifully rendered by Miss Chalese Morton.
Coordinator of youth development on Nevis, Miss Zahnela Claxton gave the program review.
She reviewed the process from the registration phase where approximately 60 persons were registered, to the interview process, and to the five days of intense training, which for the first time this year, was split into morning and afternoon sessions, in an effort to maximize effectiveness.
At the end of the training sessions, the top performers were identified as follows;
Most improved—Jameicia Morton
Most confident–Brandon Richards
Most social—Dalvern Williams
Most professionally attired-Ronel Archibald
Most punctual-Tishauna Perkins
Best career group-The nurses group
Displaying best leadership skills-Leron Webbe
Best all round performance-Leron Webbe
She also pointed to her hard working staff for their tireless efforts in making the program a success and asked them to step forward and they received a tremendous round of applause from those present.
Also addressing the gathering was Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Social Development, Mr. Keith Glasgow who spoke to the true qualities of the professional. These include: Specialized knowledge; regularity and punctuality and diligence and persistence.
He admonished the young persons that they must combine the technical expertise for the job with proper work ethics, or else their talents will go to waste.
Some interesting testimonials were also given. Mr. Craig David spoke about the good impression made by the intern assigned to the Government’s IT Department.
Miss Morrecia Merchant spoke about her assignment at the St.George’s senior citizens home and Mr. Cheslin Maloney, elaborated on his exciting tenure at the Customs Department.
The interns then received their certificates and the representatives from the various businesses and companies present, also received certificates of appreciation from the Department of Youth and Sports.
The vote of thanks was ably presented by Mr. Alphonso Henry, a department intern.
The Department of Youth and Sports took time out to heartily thank the businesses and companies who accepted the invitation to employ the young interns for the five week period.
These included: Ministry of Health; Medical university of the Americas; Department of Information Technology; Department of Agriculture; Water department; Inland revenue department; Customs department; Nevis Postal Services; Department of labour; Nevis Housing and Land development; Lefco construction ltd; Island Mouldings; St.George’s seniors’ home; Registrar department; Nevis Solid Waste Management Authority; SL Horsfords ltd; Old House cafe; Riviere house; Social Security; Eureka Health Services; Stepping Stone nursery; Financial Services; Public Works department; NASPA; NEVLEC; The Knowledge garden; Grant’s Auto repair; Nevis Development bank; Trust Services Nevis ltd and LIME telecommunication