Twenty-five guidance counsellors, principals and other teaching personnel in St. Kitts-Nevis will benefit this month from training courtesy of CHOICES Career Advice.
CHOICES workshop presenter and general manager, Angela deFreitas, will be joined by Dr. Lawrence Jones, renowned career development expert and developer of the popular Career Key psychometric test, to equip attendees with knowledge and skills to empower students in making career choices.
The training is endorsed by the St. Kitts-Nevis Ministry of Education and will highlight the importance of career guidance, introduce the CHOICES programme, and provide expert direction on how to use The Career Key – an essential tool for secondary students.
“Career guidance is an important part of all our lives, and is so often overlooked in the Caribbean school system. I am happy for every opportunity to share my knowledge in this area and to empower our teachers and school personnel in helping students to find a path through what is often a very confusing process,” said Mrs deFreitas, who has worked in the career advice industry for over 20 years.
“Our Caribbean youth need help in making wise career decisions, and that is what CHOICES is here for,” she added. “We are also happy to have Dr Jones partner with us once again and share his extensive knowledge in this area.”
Lawrence K. Jones is a professor emeritus in the College of Education at North Carolina State University and specialises in school counselling and career development.
Angela deFreitas is a career advice specialist who has provided guidance and training on career-related issues for school personnel across the region. One of her greatest passions is helping individuals choose the right career path, set realistic goals and achieve success in work, education and life.
Her company, CHOICES Career Advice, produces The Career Key (Caribbean edition) which has aided millions of users in career planning for close to two decades. CHOICES Career Advice is the only authorised publisher and distributor of The Career Key (Caribbean edition) in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean, where it is now used by students in hundreds of schools across the region.