Over 500 tertiary students from across the island participated in the inaugural Joint Committee for Tertiary Education (JCTE), Dr Nadine Scott Lecture Series and Professional Development Day, at the G.C. Foster College of Physical Education and Sport, on Wednesday, March 23, 2016.
The event, chaired by Dr Cecil Cornwall, Chairman, JCTE, included a presentation by Dr Yvonnette Marshall, Executive Director, the UCJ, on “What students should know about accreditation and quality in tertiary education: the role and function of the UCJ”. Dr Grace McLean, Chief Education Officer, Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI) delivered the keynote address.
Dr Leachim Semaj of the Job Bank made presentations on emotional intelligence strategies to aid graduates for career acquisition and advancement, and strategies for developing social, emotional and professional skills for career integration. Mr Davon Crump, Managing Director, Global Outsourcing addressed what employers think of graduates.
The information-filled day included a panel discussion on industry expectations of tertiary graduates. The panel comprised: Dr. Howard Spittle, Hospitality & Tourism Specialist; Mr. Ian Roberts, Security Specialist; Mrs. Winsome Donnegal, Cosmetology Specialist and Ms. Jollette Russel, Library Specialist.