Social Graces Workshop prepares students for work
|Chief Education Officer Clarice Cotton (file photo)|
Basseterre, St. Kitts, May 31ST, 2013 (SKNIS): Business etiquette, etiquette in public places and dining etiquette were just some of the topics highlighted in the May 30 Social Graces Workshop at the Irish Town Primary School.
The aim of the programme, which was developed by the Ministry of Education through the Learning Support Coordinator and the Heads of the Learning Support Department, was to take students out of the normal school setting by organising workshops that will prepare students for the future.
Learning Support Coordinator Eleanor Phillip stated that along with helping students to excel academically, educators should also instil in them social skills that will benefit them in the workplace.
Chief Education Officer Clarice Cotton encouraged the students to pay attention to what they will learn so that they will have an edge over others in the workplace.
Also covered during the workshop was learning entrepreneurial skills. Students were given the opportunity to think about starting their own business.
Participants were drawn from the Basseterre High, Cayon High, Charles E. Mills Secondary, Gingerland Secondary, Saddlers Secondary, Verchilds High and Washington Archibald High schools.