Posted by Trudy Glasgow

The week starting 12th February 2018, was a busy week for the vocational committee. There were three sets of career talks done in three different schools.


On Wednesday, 14th February 2018 Rtn. Lenny Cumberbatch and Mrs. Joanne Cooper, a friend of Rotary gave career talks to Form Five students at the St. Joseph’s Convent on their respective careers. Rtn Lenny is the Food and Beverage Director at Windjammer Landing Resort and Mrs. Joanne Cooper is a Partner with the Chartered Accounting firm of PFK. The two were accompanied by PP Lisle Chase who introduced them and first spoke on Rotary and the core values that we uphold.  PP Lisle also introduced the Club’s signature project for this year which is Road Safety.  The students were impressive in attitude as they listened attentively to the topics on the agenda.


On Thursday 15th, PP Lisle accompanied Rtn Lenny once again and on this occasion, they linked up with PP Peter Douch from RC Wimborne, UK (formerly RC Saint Lucia South and RC Dominica) at the Entrepot Secondary school where they addressed the third form.  Lenny spoke on the value of hard work and dedication and Peter on the accounting profession.  Once again PP Lisle Introduced the values of Rotary and the Road Safety Project.


On Friday16th, Vocational Chair and Secretary Elect Trudy O. Glasgow, an attorney-at-law along with a friend of Rotary Dr. Judith Harvey, a civil engineer gave career talks in the Corinth Secondary school. This project is in its fourth year at the Corinth Secondary School, and every February the school counsellor, Ms. Tessa John-Guerra, reaches out to the Rotary Club of Gros Islet and invites members to give career talks. A warm reception from Form Three students, who were engaging and asked lots of questions, made the experience for the two ladies very enjoyable.


SE Trudy spoke about the five myths of lawyers which raised a lot of discussion with the students as she demonstrated by her community service through Rotary (and other examples) that all lawyers were not liars, greedy, rich, arrogant or dishonest. Dr. Harvey showed students the practical side of civil engineering and how in their everyday lives, how meaningful and important civil engineering is to the society.


We look forward to returning to the Corinth secondary school next year. Still to come are Sir Ira Simmons, Hess, St. Mary’s College. Ciceron Secondary, Vide Bouteille, Bocage and Babonneau secondary schools. If you wish to give a career talk at any of these schools, please contact one of the vocational committee members: Chair/SE Trudy, PP/Sec. Lisle, PP Indra, Rtn Lenny or Rtn Hermina.