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Enid Capron Stages Ninth Annual Career Expo

Enid Capron students having fun with a member of the Turks and Caicos Domestic Fire and Rescue

Enid Capron Primary School organized its Ninth Annual Career Expo on February 8, showcasing a diverse range of career opportunities to its students.


The event featured approximately 13 government and private enterprises, providing children with insights into various professions.


Participating entities included the Emergency Medical Service, the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Support Services, Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force Community Policing, the Turks and Caicos Library Services, Sun Oil, Domestic Fire and Rescue, Fortis TCI, The TCI Community College, Inter-Health Canada, TCI Government Dental Services, Provo Water Company, TCSPCA, Department of Environmental Health, DECR, The TCIFA, and a mason demonstrating the art of construction.


Enid Capron Students listen attentively as a Fortis TCI Professional enlightens them on how electricity works

Zoe Barnett-Butler, one of the school's guidance counselors, highlighted the importance of exposing children to diverse career paths at a young age. She emphasized that waiting until high school might limit students' choices, as the current job market emphasizes a skills-based economy. The aim of the expo is to broaden students' perspectives beyond traditional careers like lawyers, doctors, and nurses, encouraging exploration and experimentation with various options from an early age.


She said the ultimate goal of the Career Expo is to ensure that students understand the multitude of career possibilities available to them.


By exposing them to different professions early on, the organizers hope to give students the time and opportunity to explore, experiment, and expand their horizons before making career choices in the future. The event seeks to empower students with the knowledge and awareness needed to make informed decisions about their future paths.

Dane Richie, Technical Director for the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association interacts with Enid Capron Students about the basics of football

“The takeaway is for the students to realize that career is not limited. I think for a long time they are mostly drawn to the more traditional careers such as lawyers, doctors and nurses. But we are in a skills-based economy, and so, we try to get a lot of the skills-based persons to come. But most importantly, our kids are young, and we believe that they should be exposed to careers like these from an early basis, so they have a chance to explore…we don’t want to wait until they get to high school,” Butler said.


Butler added: “We want them to be able to explore from now. So, they have options…they can choose, they can dibble, they can dabble, they can experiment. And so, when it is time to make that one or two choice they would have had enough time to expand their horizon.”

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