JIS:  Minister of State in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green, is encouraging high-school and tertiary students to write a plan for their goals, to expand their horizons and to believe in themselves.

 

Delivering the keynote address at a career symposium for the Career Advancement Programme (CAP) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) students at St. Elizabeth Technical High School in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, on April 26, the State Minister told them that because the world is changing so fast, gone are the days when all bright students automatically go into law and medicine, as these are no longer the highest paying professions.

 

He urged the students to use the Internet to do the necessary research to find out the top-paying professions today.

 

“Some professions that existed five years ago are no longer around… . You have to expand your horizons,” the State Minister urged.

 

Mr. Green told the students that, many times, it was the lack of self-belief that held people back, reminding them that all people were born to be great.

 

“You will have difficulties and setbacks, but those should not stop you,” he said.

 

The State Minister said that many persons are not walking around holding up their heads or being confident.

 

“You make the first impression by how you carry yourself, making eye contact and behaving like you know much more than you know… , That sets you apart from others,” he argued.

 

The students asked Mr. Green several questions, such as his most difficult challenges as a politician, why he went into politics and how politics has affected his life.

 

The symposium was attended by students from Maggoty High, Hampton School, St. Elizabeth Technical High, Bog Walk High, Maud McLeod High, Munro College, Black River High, Christiana High, Portmore Community College, EXED Community College, Aberdeen High and others.

 

CAPTION: State Minister in the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, Hon. Floyd Green (right), listens to a question from one of the students who attended the CAP and CAPE symposium, held at St. Elizabeth Technical High School in Santa Cruz, St. Elizabeth, on April 26.