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Lok Jack GSB launches their Professional Certificate in Sustainable Community Development

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On Saturday 19th January 2019, the Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business launched their Professional Certificate in Sustainable Community Development whilst beginning the first class of students. This Professional Certificate in Sustainable Community Development was developed in collaboration with the Ministry of Community Development, Culture and the Arts and has received their full endorsement as a programme for people who currently work in community development as well as those who plan to work or volunteer in this field.

In attendance was The Minister of Community Development, Culture and the Arts , Dr., The Honourable Nyan Gadsby Dollys. At this workshop participants will be equipped with practical tools to meet today’s challenges as community development practitioners and workers with new thinking, strategy and applied solutions for community development. The programme covers various aspects of Community Development such as: personal transformation, innovation and creativity, introduction to sustainable community development, strategic thinking and planning, leadership skills and managing diversity, steps in community engagement, ICT in Sustainable Community Development, Decision making and problem solving, business writing, project management and project monitoring and evaluation amongst others.

There are different facilitators coordinating various courses, these include: Dr. Ron Sookram, Mr. Garvin Sampson, Mr. Cecil Gittens, Mr. Curt Wellington and Mr. Gary Tagallie to name a few. For more information contact Gabrielle Ghany at 645-6700 ext. 115 or email: g.ghany@lokjackgsb.edu.tt

 

 

 

Career Month SUCCESS!

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Lok Jack GSB Career Month took place in June 2018 to prepare students and alumni for the job hunting process, through a number of events and workshops, culminating with the Career Fair on June 30th.

On Tuesday 4th June 2018 the Employer Insight Evening was held in the Sydney Knox Room featuring leaders in the Human Resource and Talent Management fields from 3 Top tier organizations in Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Chantal Greaves Cowan – Manager; Talent & Cultural Management – Arthur Lok Jack Global School of Business.

Ms. Stacy Homer – Director; Human Capital – UNICOMER Trinidad and Tobago

Ms. Mala Gangadeen Ali – Talent Acquisition Manager – RBC Financial (Caribbean) Ltd

Mr. Jason Cummings – Area Vice President, Business Banking North (TT) RBC Royal Bank Trinidad & Tobago Limited

This evening allowed our students and alumni to engage directly with individuals who are the gatekeepers of the human resource of these large companies and find out directly from them what they look for when recruiting for their respective companies.

The evening offered with a mix of featured presentations along with lively interactive conversations and frank questions, which cut straight through to issues and addressed misconceptions with regard to recruitment policies and practices. There was active engagement not only from the persons physically present in the room but also from our online audience, as the event was live-streamed on the Lok Jack GSB Alumni Facebook Page. (https://www.facebook.com/LokJackAlumni/videos/2069112336456553/)

A 3-hour workshop entitled, Making your Resume Standout in the pile, was held on Saturday 9th June 2018. It was attended by 20 persons, including students, alumni and members of the public. This was a rich an informative workshop, which left all participants wanting more and with homework to update their resumes for review by their facilitators.

The workshop was facilitated by Lok Jack GSB’s very own Ms. Fayola Nicholas – Director of Advancement & Alumni Relations and Ms. Clare-Marie Cockburn – Talent Acquisition and Engagement Specialist, who took the participants on a journey of understanding themselves in order to present their best self on their resume, and using the most appropriate format to best present themselves to potential employers.

The final event for this month was the annual Career and Recruitment Fair. Participating in this year’s event was RBC Financial (Caribbean) Limited, Unicomer (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited, Scotiabank Trinidad and Tobago Limited & The Ansa Mcal Group of Companies which represented 8 companies.

At Career Fair 2018 there were over 90 individual applicants, applying for 28 positions. There were over 110 interviews conducted on Saturday 30th June and now we wait to see how many of these vacancies will be filled with Lok Jack GSB Alumni & Students.

The Lok Jack GSB recognizes the changing economic landscape and in our pursuit to continually add value to all our stakeholders, the focus on career preparedness and development for our Alumni and Students is of primary importance to us, and we will continue to ensure that our students and alumni have access to the best resources and opportunities available to advance their careers.

The Lok Jack GSB Advancement and Alumni Relations Team would like to thank all the companies, HR professionals, volunteers and participants who contributed to all the Career Month events, without the participation of all the stakeholders, this month would not have been successful.

Please visit the Alumni Relations webpage on the Lok Jack GSB website for information on other programmes and resources https://lokjackgsb.edu.tt/alumni/, and sign up for our HigherEd talent to have access to international internships and job opportunities https://lokjackgsb.higheredtalent.org.

 

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