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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, March 3, 2016
Ansa Motors has a vacancy for a Service Manager / Master Technician IV for one of its
premium brands. This is a challenging and rewarding position for the right candidate.
The Service Manager / Master Technician IV has the overall responsibility for man-
aging the Service Department and ensuring adherence to Quality Control measures
while delivering high level Customer Service. He/she must have a sound Commercial
understanding, ensuring profitable operations. The incumbent must be able to super-
vise, train and coach the technical personnel.
• B.Sc Mechanical Engineering and/or Master Technician IV qualification in a
premium automotive brand.
• Certification as an Automotive Engineer from a recognized institution as
evidenced by HYBRID training, Level 3
• Minimum of 8-10 years' experience as a Senior Technician with a premium
• Minimum of five years supervising a technical team.
• Must have the ability to train, coach and motivate Junior Technicians.
• Lean six sigma, black belt Certification an asset
• Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications
If you are confident that you meet the foregoing qualifications and wish to be con-
sidered for this opportunity, please submit your CV and covering letter to:
The Human Resource Manager, Automotive
Applicants are also requested to submit a copy of application with resume to: The
Chief Manpower Officer, Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development,
50-54 Duke Street, POS.
Her love affair with breast care and
health all started when she needed a
bra at nine. Some decades later, that
love has driven Nicole Joseph-Chin
passionately toward her calling. And
now this author, blogger and female
empowerment guru is not just touch-
ing lives, she is changing them one
bra at a time.
At Ms Brafit, breast health and well-
ness is taken seriously. Whether a client
is full figured, has sensitive skin, spinal
issues or a mastectomy,
director/founder Joseph-Chin ensures
comfort and optimum service. So
extensive is her research in the field of
breast health that research material and
academic papers in her organisation s
studies on breast care were delivered
at Oklahoma University, where soon
she will be a feature speaker at an inter-
national medical conference.
Joseph-Chin is as busy-bodied as
she is charming. Throughout her inter-
view with the T&T Guardian, the
Caribbean s expert in bra and mastec-
tomy fitting darted back and forth to
check up on her clients, who came for
either a bra fitting or to purchase one.
Her establishment at 10 Queen s Park
West, Port-of-Spain, is frequented by
clients ranging from the woman in the
boardroom to the housewife. The for-
mer bank manager is US board-certi-
fied, with training in post-mastectomy
care and prosthetic fittings from rep-
utable post-surgical care corporations
in the US and Europe. Her products
are attractive as well as clinically
designed for breast health and wellness.
These custom-made bras have been
a woman s best friend since Joseph-
Chin started the business out of her
Santa Cruz home 14 years ago. It is no
wonder she has attained many acco-
lades over the years from various insti-
tutions that support women s health.
She is almost like family to the T&T,
American and St Lucian cancer soci-
eties, and other support groups with
whom she has volunteered.
Among the many certificates that
embellish the wall behind her desk is
a little love note from former CNN
Early Start co-anchor Zoraida Sambolin,
who was diagnosed with breast cancer
in 2013 and had a double mastectomy.
She thanked Joseph-Chin for creating
the Treatment Companion Book which
she believes every woman should invest
in to track her health and medical status.
Last year, Joseph-Chin was chosen
by international women s advocacy
group Vital Voices Global to be its lead
flag bearer for T&T. The NGO---found-
ed in 1997 by former US Secretary of
State Madeline Albright and then First
Lady Hilary Clinton---trains and
empowers women leaders and social
entrepreneurs around the globe.
"I was one of 330 participants of the
Global Fellowship 2015. I was nominated
by Vital Voices to participate in the
leadership fellowship programme. I was
the only Trinidadian on that fellowship,"
The fellowship programme was fund-
ed by the UK Government in collab-
oration with Vital Voices out of Wash-
ington DC. It was because of her work
in women s health and in bra fitting,
breast and mastectomy care for women
that Joseph-Chin was selected.
Joseph-Chin, as the CEO of her com-
pany, was granted a full one-year fel-
lowship which included studies on
developing educational programming.
While there, she provided services as
well as shared best practices, and
enjoyed activities which included a
seminar in Argentina involving a peer
exchange (seven out of 330 were chosen
to go to that exchange).
But above all this, she noted the sis-
terhood that was formed among these
women leaders at the fellowship.
"You know how we always talk about
women bashing each other? But meet-
ing all those women---I cannot begin
to tell you about the sisterhood and
the bonds that we have developed. I
can pick up the phone at any time and
talk to one of my sisters," said Joseph-
Chin in a cheerful tone.
She added: "I often laugh about it
because I tell myself while it s daylight
in their country, I have to switch on
my light to talk to them, but the light
is so prophetic and much bigger than
we are. It is a big something. I cannot
really explain it, but that light is more
than just a physical light or daylight.
It is what we bring to each other s lives.
And what I have been really excited
about doing is sharing that same light
with women in my own country."
She said as social entrepreneurs, these
women in leadership roles run their
enterprises on the premise that they
serve people---but they also give back,
in money, time, and also as an expres-
sion of what they have developed.
Joseph-Chin, as the local face of Vital
Voices Global through her company
Ms Brafit, collaborated with Vital Voices
Global and the US Embassy T&T last
year to stage the first Vital Voices Global
Mentoring Walk in T&T. The walk was
also supported by the Soroptomist Club
The annual event comes around just
in time to commemorate International
Women s Day, which is celebrated three
days later on March 8. Happening in
52 countries, the concept for the Vital
Voices Global Mentoring Walk came
from American media icon, founder
and former CEO of Oxygen Media,
Geraldine Laybourne, who wanted to
empower young women professionals
in New York City and across the US.
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Nicole Joseph-Chin leads a seminar in Argentina. PHOTO: COURTESY NICOLE JOSEPH-CHIN
one bra at a time
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