(ZIZ News) — The Young Employee Socialization Training programme wrapped up on Thursday with a graduation ceremony at The Chamber of Industry and Commerce Conference room.

The sessions were organised by The Eastern Caribbean Institute of Banking And Financial Services and aimed at preparing participants to enter the world of work by training them in the necessary skills.

While delivering the welcome remarks Chief Executive Officer at the ECIB, Analdo Bailey, said despite the size of the group, the graduates still accomplished their goals.

“When we started this cohort, which is number fifteen, we thought that we might have had to cancel. That is because for the first time in its fifteen year history, we have had so little participation or registration. One point we thought that we might have had to cancel but we persevered and today I am grateful that although the class might have been the smallest, they thought that they could achieve great things and they did”, he said.

Bailey said he was certain that the completion of the YES programme, will create better employment opportunities for the students.

“I am sure for those who would’ve gone through the YES programme, their prospective employers already have their eyes on you. So I trust that just now, your application would receive a yes”, Bailey stated.

The students were divided into groups of two and were given the opportunity to make presentations on what they’ve learnt throughout the programme.

During the presentation of certificates, Noel Nicholls was awarded “Most Outstanding Participant”.

Eight students completed the programme: Monecia Maynard, Jameka Doctrine, Noel Nicholls, Junai Gardener, Azmon Thomas, Dail Crawford Jr, Khatija Stephens and Caona Mills.