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BpTT celebrates Brighter Prospects

Published: 
Saturday, May 19, 2018

Graduates of bpTT’s Brighter Prospects programme have been told not to despair when faced with a challenging job market.

Giselle Thompson, the energy company’s Vice President, Corporate Operations, who address the 19 graduates at a ceremony at bpTT’s Hospitality Suite, Queen’s Park Oval, urged them to persevere as the education process is continuous. Brighter Prospects is one of bpTT’s signature programmes within its corporate social responsibility portfolio.

Thompson said: “I know that those feelings of accomplishment in completing your studies can quickly be dashed as you face a very tough job market.

“My advice to you would be to be patient, be persistent, show up strong and have faith that you will get that job opportunity that you long for.”

She said the company understands the value of education to personal, community and national development, adding that it is one of bpTT’s areas of focus to achieve its aspiration of positively impacting national development.

Programmes range from early childhood to tertiary level.

“We work with many organisations to target areas of need. A key area of focus for us has been to introduce technology into the teaching and learning environment.

Through our smart board technology in education programme, for example, we are helping to modernize the delivery of the curriculum in a way that is interesting and aligned with how children interact with the world around them,” Thompson said. Ten smart boards have been installed at schools in Mayaro, Arouca, Port-of-Spain and Carenage and more than 60 teachers have been trained in the proper use of the technology.

The company also continues to marry technology and learning with the launch of the Arrow programme in primary schools in Mayaro and Tobago. The cutting-edge software helps children and adults improve their literacy.

“This fantastic programme consistently ranks among one of the top 10 programmes in the UK for literacy improvement,” Thompson said.

Valedictorian Amanda Mahadeo chronicled her struggles, which included lack of basic resources such as a computer. She said the assistance of bpTT propelled her study.

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