(ZIZ News) — The Eastern Caribbean Institute of Banking [ECIB] continues to help young people find employment, particularly in the financial services sector.
This week, we spoke with the ECIB’s Chief Executive Officer Analdo Bailey, who gave an overview of the Young Employee Socialization [YES] workshop.
“The YES programme is intended for young persons, but even those who might not even be so young. Primarily, it is to bring such persons together where they would now focus on employability fundamentals and so, it is intended to help persons who are seeking employment to enhance their knowledge of what employers would be looking for as well as the competencies and attitude that employers would certainly applaud,” Bailey explained.
Last year’s most outstanding participant, Kerise Williams, said the programme prepared her for a new job. She shared some its benefits and encouraged other job seekers to register for the programme.
“For me, there were quite a few sessions that impacted me. We did sessions on time management and that’s something you need right across the board, no matter where you work or what you do. It’s a skill that you need and that session not only helped me when I got into my new job, but in life on a whole. I was able to not only learn things for myself, but to transfer it to other people. The confidence I gained having been in this programme, the exposure, the knowledge that I got learning about customer service, being kind to others, being able to express yourself, deportment. All of these things I learnt from the yes programme,” Williams said.
This year’s cycle will be held at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce on Horsford Road in Fortlands from June 22nd to July 2nd. Registration ends on June 15th.