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CHOICES Career & Education Expo, April 3, 2012, Kingston

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“Find A Path To Your Success” will be the main theme of this year’s annual “CHOICES Career & Education Expo” set for Tuesday April 3 from 9a.m. – 5p.m. at The Alfred Sangster Auditorium at the University of Technology (UTECH) in Kingston

On that day secondary-level students, counselors, teachers and parents from across the island will converge on the venue in order to get information on career, education and life issues and to view an exhibition featuring relevant information to help them in making wise career decisions.

At this 12th staging of this event in Kingston, visitors will be able to have one-on-one discussions with representatives from the many tertiary institutions present including the University of the West Indies (UWI), The University of Technology (UTECH), B & B University College, The University College of the Caribbean (UCC), The International University of the Caribbean (IUC) , The Edna Manley College, and many others.

An on-going stage programme will focus on career talks highlighting the importance of the academic, professional and vocational skills mixture; short presentations and quizzes. For anyone who needs it, one-to-one counselling by trained career facilitators will also be available.

According to Angela deFreitas, General Manager of CHOICES Career Advice, organisers of the show, “Career planning is the sure-fire route to life success and we want as many people as possible to realise this.  This expo is a once-a-year opportunity which gives visitors a one-stop shop for all of the available educational and career options out there for them.”  She goes on to say, “We are riding on a wave of interest in career development and encourage all Jamaicans to understand how to prepare themselves for life by finding the right career path”.

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