TCREA Real Estate Mentorship Program welcomes 14 New Mentees
Fourteen bright and eager teens have been officially selected for Round Two of the TCREA Mentorship Program.
After the success of the program’s initial phase, the Committee, spearheaded by TCREA Ambassador Trevor Musgrove, dove straight ahead with plans to open the opportunity to more students.
“It was a no-brainer”, said Musgrove. “The program felt like it was over in just a blink, and we thoroughly enjoyed sharing this profession we love so much with the Mentees. Once the final certificates were presented to the first group, we immediately began planning for this year.”
When the Mentorship Program launched in 2022, TCREA selected ten teens for the inaugural group who were led through the sessions by six Mentors. The ten were comprised of students from Providenciales and North Caicos. When applications opened for the 2023 session, the Committee was pleased to have received submissions from Grand Turk and South Caicos this time around.
“When the Ministry first met with Mr. Musgrove and his team, two of our non-negotiables for endorsing the program was that it would be open to teens in all islands and that Community College students would also be considered,” shared Honourable Rachel Taylor, Minister of Education, “We reinforced our commitment to ensuring that we would support any young person interested in exploring the program. As such, we are delighted to facilitate the travel of the sister island participants so that they can take full advantage of the exciting live sessions this program offers”.
With that continued support, the TCREA team was empowered to select four additional students for January 2023, resulting in a diverse group of young men and women:
· Clement Howell High School – Emmanuel Morancy, Adriauna Williams
· Raymond Gardiner High School – J-Neyo Agenor, Caleea Robinson
· Marjorie Basden High School – Phanaica Alcina
· Maranatha Academy – Jessica Dormeus, Celeste Tape
· British West Indies Collegiate – Tyler Hall, Ja’Mya James
· Louise Garland Thomas High – Kevins Fleurimont
· H J Robinson High School – Samarth Parvani, Jajuan Harvey (G)
· Wesley Methodist High School – Jenny Mesilien, Elijah Simmons
The successful Mentees experienced their first live session on Saturday, February 4th where they met their Mentors and were led through the program’s orientation, and an introduction to the Real Estate ethics and principles.
Along with Director Trevor Musgrove, the program’s Mentorship Committee includes Blair MacPherson of REMAX; Vernica Delancy and Dedra Gray of Keller Williams; Sean O’neill of The Agency; Nina Siegenthaler, Manfred Smith, and newest Mentor addition, Lisa Lopes of Sotheby’s.
For the next 5 months, the teens will enjoy interactive learning sessions, open house exercises, education in sales and marketing techniques, and site visits while building their knowledge of one of the country’s largest and most lucrative industries.
The TCREA Board of Directors is delighted to continue this initiative in hopes that it will pique even more interest from Turks and Caicos school leavers who may not have explored the idea of delving into this lucrative and highly respected industry.
The community is encouraged to follow the program’s Facebook page, @tcreamentors, and support the participants along their journey.