Congratulations, Graduates! | Get WorkReady Cycle 10

Published: 10:17 AM on May 24, 2018

SBCS celebrated the completion of Cycle 10 of our Get WorkReady programme, with a commemoration ceremony at the Champs Fleurs campus on Monday, May 14, 2018. Fifty-seven students completed this year’s cycle, from a cross-section of our full-time programmes that included our Matriculation to Higher National Diploma in BusinessComputing and Media & Graphic Design qualifications.

Executive Director, Dr Robin Maraj was on hand to deliver the feature address to this year’s successful cohort. He issued a charge to the students to give of their best, in and outside of their academic pursuits, and to use what they’ve learned to also fuel their entrepreneurial drive. “Education should not be seen as transactional. With programmes like Get WorkReady we hope that you come to see your time with us as transformative. Our students must always leave us changed; better than when they first came to us. It’s not just about achieving a qualification, but your personal development. Employers today are looking for professionals who can make their organisations better through critical and innovative thinking, not individuals who are content to just fit into the way things have always been done.”

Notably, the issue of personal transformation seemed to be a running theme on the day, as each of the Top Achievers in their addresses spoke of their growth and maturity through the programme.

GWR introduced students to elements as:

  • Conducting an effective Job Search
  • Preparing a Cover Letter & Résumé
  • Tips for successfully preparing for an Interview
  • Office Etiquette Essentials
  • Networking (lecture and practical simulation)
  • Psychometric Tests and Testing
  • Mock Interviews

In commemoration of their completion, certificates of recognition were distributed to all successful students. Special commendation and tokens were also given to:

  • Top Achievers – Top 5 participant scores on the programme
  • Most Professional Attire for Mock Interviews (male and female)

Our thanks as well to our resident subject matter experts on recruitment and job performance, the Human Resources Department, who delivered general feedback and tips for improvement based on the students’ engagement with the programme.

Congratulations, Get WorkReady 2018 graduates! 

Click here for sights from the ceremony.

About Get WorkReady

SBCS’ Get WorkReady (GWR) programme is an initiative geared primarily toward equipping full-time SBCS students with the necessary tools for succeeding in today’s work environment. It is delivered annually and is typically held in advance of the Job and Career Fair, where students are granted opportunities to engage with employers and recruiters.