Published: 4:30 PM on August 12, 2019
Our annual Employment, Entrepreneurship and Career Fair was held on Friday, August 9th from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at our Champs Fleurs campus. Dubbed, “The SBCS Advantage” this year’s offering drew 29 employers ranging from manufacturing and financial institutions to tech-innovation companies, and everything in between. Nearly 200 students, seeking both part-time and full-time opportunities spent the day networking at the Fair.
The Fair was held for the 5th year in a row and was again hosted by the Student Services team. It happens annually during the July – August period and provides an opportunity for students to interact with representatives from companies seeking to add to their pool of talented and qualified professionals. As in Fairs past, students came prepared to learn and make new connections. New to the build-up to the event this year was the inclusion of a complimentary consultation led by lecturer Peter Kelly, where he gave some last-minute tips on refining and readying students’ résumés and CVs for presentation to the employers in attendance at the Fair.
In addition to the recruitment and networking activities on the day, there was also a focus on wellness, headlined by an insightful and motivational session on goal setting that was delivered by Ms. Caron Greaves – SBCS lecturer and Managing Director, Choice HR Limited. Notable mention and kudos as well for image management professionals Advanced Intellectual Concepts Ltd and MonsterFactory101 who counseled attendees on achieving and maintaining proper professional and personal etiquette.
Executive Director, Dr. Robin Maraj in his post-mortem address praised the collaboration among the staff and lecturers in making this year’s event a successful one: “A great team effort! This initiative was preceded by a number of preparatory events which were also well organized and executed. Despite challenges, we must continue to do the best that we can for our learners, both inside and outside of the classroom, who are always deserving of great service.”
Thank you to the particpating companies in this year’s Fair:
|Avasant LLC||Ernst & Young Trinidad & Tobago||Qualitech*|
|Advanced Intellectual Concepts Ltd*||Eve Anderson Recruitment Limited||Ramps Logistics Ltd|
|Advantage Advertising Services Limited||Eximbank*||Secu Credit Union*|
|ANSA McAl Subsidiaries*||ForenSys Trinidad & Tobago*||SM Jaleel|
|Bermudez Biscuit Company Ltd||Guardian Group||TATIL LIFE*|
|Caribbean Communications Network Limited (CCN)||Impact T&T*||TCM Roadside Assistance Services|
|Caribbean Industrial Research Institute (CARIRI)||iQor||Trinidad & Tobago International Financial Centre (TTIFC)|
|Choice HR Limited||Monsterfactory101||Trinidad & Tobago Manufacturers Association (TTMA)|
|Deloitte and Touché Trinidad||Nestlé*||Water and Sewerage Authority of Trinidad & Tobago (WASA)|
|Eastern Credit Union||Police Credit Union*|
* 1st-time participant
Organizations interested in participating in the 2020 Employment and Career Fair can indicate their interest via email to our Student Services department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 663 – 7227 Ext. 1290, 1292.
Click here for scenes captured at this year’s event.