This is according to the minister with responsibility for education, Shawn Richards, who made the comment while presenting the feature address at the opening of the one-day career fair at the college’s Burdon Street campus.
Minister Richards made the connection between the college’s motto and the quest of tutors and administration to position the college as a premier learning institution in the region, by providing quality education and skills training to meet the local, regional and global demands of a diverse workforce and the career development of graduates.
“It is worthy to note that at CFBC the faculty and staff are not just educating students for their first job, but they are educating students for a lifetime career. Essentially the groundwork is being laid today to elevate pitches and interviews with partners,” he explained.
According to Richards, the ultimate goal of the Open Day and Career Fair is for all students to gain meaningful career experiences.
“Here at the CFBC, the educators have a responsibility to ensure that students do not spend their post-graduate years in job programs that they do not want to do professionally,” Richards said.
Meanwhile, CFBC President Dr. Kelvin Daly indicated that based on the number of participating institutions this year, he was confident they all shared in his excitement, because the fair is the college’s gateway event for prospective employers and employees alike.
“It is indeed an important activity in the life of this or any other college. For it is now that we get an opportunity to highlight all of the many reasons why your enrollment here at CFBC is a win-win for all of us,” the CFBC president said.
Minister Richards commended President Daly and the organizing committee of the Open Day and Career Fair for their vision in ensuring that students are exposed to professionals who have the requisite knowledge and expertise.