Nevis Youth Career Expo 2023 Exposes School-leavers to Numerous Career Options
The event, the brainchild of Gabriella Brantley, a young Nevisian currently overseas attending university, was coordinated by Senator Hon. Jahnel Nisbett, Minister of Social Services and Gender Affairs in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) and a small team.
Hon. Nisbett pointed out that it was important to also feature entrepreneurs on Nevis at the Expo so that students see that they can create their own businesses and become employers themselves.
The event targeted students from the fifth forms of high schools and from the Nevis Sixth Form College and saw some 50 individuals and companies participating in the public-private partnership.
A number of government institutions and ministries participated along with the private companies. These included the Ministry of Education, the Legal Department, Alexandra Hospital, and the Ministry of Tourism, as well as the Royal St. Christopher and Nevis Police Force and the Fire and Rescue Services.
Some of the careers represented at the Expo this year included banking/finance, beauty/cosmetology, business/entrepreneurship, fashion and design, media, sports, telecommunications, construction/engineering, insurance, information technology, and visual and performing arts.
Hon. Nisbett thanked the members of the corporate community on Nevis and St. Kitts and the individuals who made the event possible through their generous sponsorship. She said it was her hope that coming out of the Expo students would have an idea as to what subjects they would need, and what areas of study they should pursue in order to gain employment in the fields that interest them most.