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STEM for a Better Future

Tons of eager students from schools including the Sir Ira Simmons Secondary School, Saint Mary’s College, Leon Hess Secondary School, Patricia D James Secondary School and Corinth Secondary School participated in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career showcase at the National Skills and Development Centre (NSDC). The STEM Career Showcase is an event intentionally organized by the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development and the Embassy of Republic of China (Taiwan) ICT on an Education Development Cooperative Project to inspire secondary school students with various possibilities to their life after graduation.

Featured distinguished speakers came from different fields who presented themselves to students with ways to apply ICT in various respective professions. All speakers stressed the importance of accessing and applying technologies and its applications in early ages of learning in order to secure competitive future means. This is a primary reason the Ministry of Education, Innovation, Gender Relations and Sustainable Development and the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) cooperated and shared resources for the establishment of the ICT in Education Development project bound to launch this year.

During the session, Dr Lyndell St Ville, Cyber Crime Specialist, shared his professional life experience as a software engineer, who believed sharing ideas with others would aggregate a better outcome. In his speech, he encouraged the students to improve their learning in Math, Science, Technology and other fields to create a shorter path between their future and their current position.

Mark Hennecart who is well known for his creativity in architecture design and creation, also valued the importance of education. During his lecture, he explained how he turned his academical strengths to his career and built up his profession. He encouraged students to aim higher and never stop seeking to experience new things.

Students’ interactions with speakers such as Danielle Gordon from the Ministry of Education, Sherman Edgar, a successful civil Engineer, Horace Popo, a telecommunications Engineer and Dr Cleophas d’Auvergne illustrated their desire for an adventurous life after school. The overwhelming responses from energized students encouraged the Ministry of Education and the Republic of China (Taiwan) to sponsor more relevant events in the future.

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