“Over 30 years TDC has been working with the Ministry of Education, families, parents and young people in order to build a better nation. It is a program of partnership” said Mr Knight at a recent Induction Ceremony, for the Warren Tyson Memorial Scholarship Program, at the TDC Training Room, on Saturday 27th August 2011.
TDC is not only there for the students financially, but are willing to partner with the communities and families in helping to make this a better country, said the HR Manager.
He spoke to family members that attended the ceremony to support the scholars, admonishing them not cease their backing for their children. He asked them to collaborate with TDC for the well-being and success of the students.
Mr. Knight went on to discuss how they will cater for the youths responsible for building a better nation. “The scholarship caters to bright, high-performance and high achieving individuals who are facing financial problems. The grant is in the amount of $750 a semester, but is not limited to high school students. It also caters to those hoping to attend the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College, (CFB); and if so, the grant will be higher in order to facilitate the higher costs of books. The second part of the grant is a work attachment experience, where the students get a chance to work in various departments in TDC. So when they are ready to leave school and begin their life of work they would be well-rounded individuals, who develop the proper work ethics and values”.
The work experience that the individuals get is said to be the ‘essence’ of the program, because it also fosters growth and development for the students.
The TDC staff act as mentors to the students to assist with homework, social issues, and to help them adjust to the world of work.
Director of TDC, Mr. Nicolas Menon, also said that he is glad to play a small part in the progress and development in the lives of young people.