Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Digicel delivers extraordinary business lesson at St. Leonard's Boys

St. Leonards Boy’s Students listening attentively to the presentation by Digicel’s Senior Design and Architect Engineer, Abdulshakoor Grazette during the school’s Business and Career Showcase.

St. Leonards Boy’s Students listening attentively to the presentation by Digicel’s Senior Design and Architect Engineer, Abdulshakoor Grazette during the school’s Business and Career Showcase.

Digicel Barbados is continuing to play its part in sharing expertise and knowledge to students about the exciting and developing telecommunications sector.

Last week the total communications and entertainment company participated in St. Leonards Boys’ Secondary School’s ‘Business and Career Showcase’, hosted by the Business Studies Department, where Senior Design and Architect Engineer, Abdulshakoor Grazette addressed the students.

Grazette gave an overview of his career path and advised the students on the qualifications necessary to work in the field. He also outlined his present responsibilities at Digicel, including the design and implementation of services and solutions for commercial customers which include: Cloud and Virtualization Storage, Data Management, Broadband connectivity and Disaster Recovery Management.

“This is a very exciting sector. At present we at Digicel are installing the Government of Barbados’ WAN project, which when completed will provide advanced technology to connect all Government Agency numbers on one platform. These are the types of projects you will come across in this field.

“So I want to encourage those of you who are interested, to pursue it, you won’t regret it. Additionally, I also want to encourage you to work together as a team while at school. I know some persons may not like to work in groups or do group projects but I can tell you first hand that in the working world, no matter your position, you will be required to work in teams. Also, if your team members are struggling, bring them along with you – support them.”

Head of the Business Department, Marilyn Chandler-Gibson thanked Digicel for the participation and said, “My hope and the focus of the school is that our students see and understand the practical side of business to gain a greater understanding of what they learn in the classroom and the application of such.”

The climax of the business week featured a competition where students were asked to present an innovative, creative and sustainable business idea. The competition was judged by Digicel’s Grazette and Justin Weeks - Business Sales Analyst, as well as Rupert Green, former General Manager of Arawak Cement plant. The winners will be announced in the near future and will be awarded prizes including a mobile phone compliments Digicel, a tablet and cash.

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