Tuesday, April 23, 2024

SJPP ‘way to go’

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THE SAMUEL JACKMAN Prescod Polytechnic (SJPP) is bracing for a flood of applicants for the new school year as University of the West Indies applications fall dramatically with the introduction of tuition fees.
Principal of SJPP,?Hector Belle, revealed yesterday as the Wildey, St Michael institution held its prize giving ceremony for top performers.
“Most intelligent persons recognise that there are no jobs out there for persons just with degrees. You must have a skill. You cannot open a business with just a degree. When you have a degree you have to go and look for a job, but when you do training at the Polytechnic you can open your own business.
“And that is the way the world is going now. In Canada you’re seeing it happening, in the United States it’s happening, in Britain it’s happening and in the Caribbean we have to start looking at training in the development of young people using 21st century approaches. That is training people in skills, not just getting certificates,” Belle explained.

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