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Graduates of the signature
Brighter Prospects scholarship
programme of energy company
BP Trinidad and Tobago have
been urged to create their own
jobs and be their own bosses
rather than simply seeking
employment in the labour mar-
ket. This pertinent advice was
given by Joel Primus, bpTT's
and Stakeholder Relations
Adviser, when he addressed 15
young men and women who
comprised the graduating Class
of 2017 at the Mayaro Resource
Centre last week.
Making reference to the present
economic climate, Primus told the
graduates that whenever a person
keeps a job, some other person also
loses a job.
"In the economy of the future,
everywhere you go, people are cre-
ating jobs. The only safe job is when
you are your boss. Make that degree
work for you. You should decide
what you are going to do with this
presented to you by bpTT. Beyond
gaining employment, think about
being an employer," Primus chal-
lenged the graduates.
The degree they obtained, he
advised, was just the preliminary
tool in shaping the real person they
could become. He also appealed to
them to make a real difference in
Voicing the gratitude of his peers
was valedictorian, Dinesh Boodoo,
who graduated from UWI, St Au-
Graduates of the 2017 bpTT Brighter Prospects scholarship programme and family members show off their
tokens at a function at the Mayaro Resource Centre last week. Sharing in the special moment are, from left, bpTT
Community Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations adviser Joel Primus, feature speaker Dr Jared Brewster and,
from right, Percival Puckerin, bpTT Community Liaison officer Matthews Pierre and Hema Harripersad.
gustine, with a Bachelor's degree in
Electrical and Computer Engineer-
ing. "The youths of Mayaro and envi-
rons have a distinctive advantage over
others with respect to access to higher
education through this Brighter Pros-
pects programme. Therefore, we should
not waste this opportunity given to us.
What bpTT is doing through this initi-
ative is building a stronger community
"It is a fact that this 'little fishing
village' of Mayaro is well equipped
with brain-power. We have qualified
teachers, doctors, engineers and oth-
er professionals who have benefited
through this programme. Many of us
may not have reached this far without
this far-sighted programme."
Open to residents of Mayaro and
environs, Brighter Prospects is one
of bpTT's flagship programmes in its
policy of investing in human capital
development, a release said. Started in
2003, the initiative provides financial
assistance to students who gain access
to tertiary education at approved insti-
tutions. The programme has fostered
over 185 successful graduates since its
Inspiring the graduates to even great-
er achievement was Dr Jared Brewster,
himself a graduate of the Brighter Pros-
pects programme and is a surgeon at
the Sangre Grande Hospital. "You
graduates are no less the local heroes.
Against the odds you have acquitted
yourselves with excellence. BPTT has
flexed its corporate muscles to break
barriers and create opportunities to
make it less daunting for you to achieve
your educational goals. I urge you to be
lifelong learners. I challenge you to be
conscientious citizens as you embark
on this most important journey that
awaits you," Dr Brewster exhorted the
Earlier, Matthew Pierre, communi-
ty liaison officer, bpTT, said that the
Brighter Prospects scholarship pro-
gramme, which focussed at the be-
ginning on energy-sector disciplines,
had broadened over the years to cov-
er a wide range of tertiary education
studies, such as medicine (with at least
four doctors already qualified), IT and
computer studies, and social sciences.
The programme covers disciplines
from several tertiary institutions, such
as UWI, UTT, Metal Industries Com-
pany, Costaatt and the T&T Hospitality
and Tourism Institute.
Mayaro 'Brighter Prospects' urged to create jobs
CREDIT UNION CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the 55th ANNUAL GENERAL
MEETING of the Teachers Credit Union Co -- operative
Society Limited will be held at the Centre of Excellence,
Macoya, on Saturday 24th June 2017 at 9:00am to trans-
act the following business:-
1. To receive and consider the accounts for the year
ended March 31st 2017.
2. To receive the reports of the Board of Directors,
Credit Committee, Supervisory Committee and
Education Committee for the period 1st April 2016 to
31st March 2017.
3. To approve the dividends, and deposit interest to be
paid to members for the year ending March 31st
2017 and approve the 2017-2018 Budget.
4. To elect members to the Board of Directors, Credit
and Supervisory Committees.
5. To approve resolutions and to select an Auditor for
the year ending March 31st 2018.
6. To transact any other business which may be properly
transacted at an Annual General Meeting.
Note: Registration starts at 7:45 am and closes at
10:30 am. No member is allowed to have a personal
guest. No children are allowed.
By order of the Board of Directors
Teachers Credit Union
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