Cana­dian Col­lege Fair still a hit

Jamaica Gleaner - - YOUTH LINK - Mickella An­der­son YOUTHLINK WRITER

THANKS TO the Cana­dian High Com­mis­sion, the thought of study­ing in Canada can now be en­ter­tained more by the hun­dreds of stu­dents who took part in the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s Col­lege Fair on Tues­day, Novem­ber 8, at the Span­ish Court Ho­tel. Youthlink was there and has all the high­lights.

A record 28 Cana­dian univer­si­ties and col­leges had rep­re­sen­ta­tives on spot meet­ing with stu­dents from 32 lo­cal high schools through­out the day. Upon ar­rival, stu­dents were quickly reg­is­tered then ush­ered into a brief­ing led by Yas­min Chong, se­nior busi­ness devel­op­ment of­fi­cer at the Cana­dian High Com­mis­sion. For Chong, the event speaks vol­umes to the long re­la­tion­ship be­tween Canada and Ja­maica.

“If you look in the Gov­ern­ment, for example, there are many min­is­ters and high ex­ec­u­tives and pro­fes­sion­als who have been trained in Canada and have come back home to Ja­maica. For Canada, the Caribbean is an im­por­tant re­gion, and Ja­maica prob­a­bly has the most per­sons tak­ing ad­van­tage of the schol­ar­ships that are of­fered by the Gov­ern­ment of Canada and the univer­si­ties and col­leges.”

COM­ING BACK

the busi­ness pro­grammes were what she sought the most.

“I’m pretty ex­cited be­cause nor­mally, when Cana­dian schools

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