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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, April 2, 2015
As "D-Day" draws near for the annual CXC and
CAPE examinations, thousands of students all
over the country are considering their post-sec-
ondary school options and future careers.
Recently, students of three schools in the South-
west Peninsula were helped in their considerations
by the visit of the Career Caravan, a unique roving
career expo co-ordinated by graduate trainees, the
youngest employees of LNG producer Atlantic.
Under the theme Empowering Dreams, Creating
New Realities, the Atlantic Career Caravan visited
Vessigny High School, Cedros Secondary and Holy
Name Convent Point Fortin, a release said. Through
drama performances, motivational lectures and
career and life skills presentations by young and
veteran professionals, the students in Forms 3, 5
and 6 at these schools were encouraged to never
limit their ambitions or their dreams.
Jacqueline Ryan-Brathwaite, Atlantic s Human
Resources manager -- Employee Relations, said the
Career Caravan represented an evolution in Atlantic s
annual practice of helping to increase awareness of
career opportunities for students in Point Fortin
"Atlantic believes strongly in investing in future
generations, and our annual career fair initiative
helps secondary schools students in the southwest
peninsula make informed choices about their future,"
Ryan-Brathwaite said. "Whereas in previous years
we would have invited the students to come to a
central location in Point Fortin to get the relevant
information, this year we brought the information
to them, and we brought it in a way that was inspi-
rational, thought-provoking, and which we hope
will open the young people s eyes to what s available
both inside and outside of the energy sector."
Ryan-Brathwaite added that the Career Caravan
also afforded a developmental opportunity for
Atlantic s graduate trainees.
"Every year, Atlantic employs a number of uni-
versity graduates and deploys them as interns
throughout the company for on-the-job training
and mentorship in order to develop their careers,"
Ryan-Brathwaite explained. "A big component of
the Atlantic Graduate Trainee Programme is the
trainees involvement in planning and executing an
annual career fair. They plan and execute it fully
on their own. This gives them critical planning and
team-work skills, and also creates that dynamic
whereby one generation helps to nurture the gen-
erations that follow."
At Vessigny High School and Holy Name Convent
Point Fortin, in addition to the other elements of
the Career Caravan, an information desk was set
up for students to collect brochures from a number
of educational and professional training institutions
who have supported Atlantic s career fair initiatives
in the past. Brochures were provided by Kenson
School of Production Technology; UTT; Servol;
Youth Empowerment through Training (YTEPP);
T&T Air Guard; T&T Fire Service; T&T Police Serv-
ice; National Training Agency; National Energy
Skills Centre; Metal Industries Company; and Agri-
cultural Development Bank.
For Cedros Secondary, these organisations sent
representatives for the visit. After the drama per-
formance, motivational talk and information ses-
sions, students met each institution s representatives
in assigned classrooms for interactive discussions
about future career paths.
CBS Films says Mark Wahlberg is set to produce
Patriots Day, a feature film about the 2013 Boston
Marathon bombing based on Boston Police Com-
missioner Ed Davis firsthand account.
The studio announced Tuesday that Matt Charman
(Bridge of Spies) is writing the screenplay, which
will span the five-day investigation and hunt to
apprehend the suspects: Tamerlan Tsarnaev, who
died in a shootout days after the bombing, and his
brother Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
The April 2013 attack killed three people and
injured more than 260. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on
trial facing the death penalty.
CBS Films, which secured Davis life rights for the
movie, will work alongside 60 Minutes senior pro-
ducer Michael Radutzky to bring the thriller to the
big screen. 60 Minutes broadcast an in-depth look
at Davis role in tracking down the suspects. (AP)
Wahlberg to produce Boston
Marathon bombing movie
Atlantic Career Caravan rolls
into Point Fortin schools
Shivanna Ramkissoon, Atlantic
graduate trainee shares career
information with students from
Holy Name Convent, Point Fortin,
at a recent visit by the Atlantic
Career Caravan to the school.
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