Saint Lu­cia Na­tional Youth Coun­cil Launches #Ful­lPo­ten­tial

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

On March 15th, 2016 the Saint Lu­cia Na­tional Youth Coun­cil (NYC) launched the Youth #Ful­lPo­ten­tial pro­gramme in col­lab­o­ra­tion with JetBlue Air­ways pi­lot, Neil Justin, the Saint Lu­cia Air and Sea Ports Au­thor­ity and the Avi­a­tion Lovers Group from Saint Lu­cia.

A team of vol­un­teers ac­com­pa­nied by Pi­lot Justin vis­ited the En­tre­pot Sec­ondary School, the Saint Mary's Col­lege and the Soufriere Com­pre­hen­sive Sec­ondary School. Pi­lot Justin, a Saint Lu­cian pi­lot, spoke to stu­dents on his jour­ney to be­com­ing a pi­lot and gave ad­vice on how to re­main fo­cused dur­ing stud­ies and in life. The stu­dents were thor­oughly en­gaged dur­ing Pi­lot Justin's pre­sen­ta­tion and in­quired about what sub­jects should be stud­ied at the CXC level to be­come a pi­lot.

Dur­ing his pre­sen­ta­tion, Pi­lot Justin made a com­mit­ment to es­tab­lish­ing a Youth Men­tor­ing Pro­gramme in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the NYC for stu­dents in­ter­ested in the avi­a­tion in­dus­try.

The first phase of the pro­gramme, Youth #Ful­lPo­ten­tial is a mo­bile ca­reer expo which will tour schools around the is­land. The mo­bile ca­reer expo will ex­pose stu­dents to var­i­ous ca­reer paths through in­ter­ac­tive pre­sen­ta­tions from Saint Lu­cians work­ing in the di­as­pora who are keen on giv­ing back to na­tion-build­ing.

Pres­i­dent of the Na­tional Youth Coun­cil, Miss Louise Vic­tor, who com­mented on the launch of the pro­gramme said, “It is very im­por­tant that we, as young peo­ple, are en­cour­aged and equipped with the tools, guid­ance, skills and knowl­edge to de­velop with mod­ern so­ci­ety and in a global vil­lage. This pro­gramme is one which has great po­ten­tial as it is an area as a coun­try that we are yet to fully ex­plore. As a coun­cil we are hop­ing that through this net­work, in­creased op­por­tu­ni­ties in the field of avi­a­tion and other ca­reer ar­eas can be cited for young Saint Lu­cians. We be­lieve in en­cour­ag­ing young peo­ple to think out­side the box in mak­ing ca­reer choices and rec­og­nize that the world is their oys­ter.”

The Saint Lu­cia Na­tional Youth Coun­cil high­lighted that other phases of the Youth #Ful­lPo­ten­tial pro­gramme will be en­rolled dur­ing youth month in April. The NYC ex­presses sin­cer­est grat­i­tude to JetBlue Air­ways and SLASPA for their sup­port as part­ners for this pro­ject.

Stu­dents of the Soufriere Com­pre­hen­sive School with NYC Se­cond Vice Pres­i­dent Tevin Shep­herd and Pi­lot Neil Justin.

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