Saturday 28 March, 2020

WATCH: BIBA giving secondary school students more options, careerwise

10-minute manager Ayisha Moore-Niles interacts with students about social media use.

10-minute manager Ayisha Moore-Niles interacts with students about social media use.

Out of the approximately 30 secondary schools on island, students from 20 institutions turned up for the 10th Anniversary International Business Week Schools Symposium, hosted by the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA).

The more than 300 students got a taste of fresh and innovative career options. The fifth and sixth form students were not fed the usual diet of the same-old, same-old traditional areas of business.

And to the delight of the Symposium's organiser, the students were very engaged as the session was completely interactive.

 

 

The move to include some 'out of the box jobs' was in keeping with the promise made by BIBA during the launch for the week of activities last week, where Derrick Cummins, 1st Vice President of the Barbados International Business Association (BIBA), said that more persons are needed in the technological areas. He said there is great demand for coding. 

Also, BIBA President Julia Hope stressed during the launch as well that the annual symposium seeks to hamper home the pint that locals are welcomed in the field of international business. "We seek to debunk the myth that this sector mainly employs and benefits non-Barbadians."

 

The theme for this year's symposium was 'Charting a New Course'. Topics included:

1) What is International Business?

2) What's the Hype about Bitt coin?

3) Creating your own brand

In addition, three 10-minute managers enlightened the students about their professions, with one focusing on social media management.

The week concludes on Saturday with a Community Service Project at Nature Fun Ranch in St. Andrew.

 

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