Saint Joseph’s College host career day

The Saint Joseph’s College in Apia held its career day at its campus yesterday as part of the 130th year’s anniversary of Marist Brothers’ Education in Samoa. 

Students from schools including Marist Brother’s Primary School, Leififi College, Faleata College, Don Bosco Technical School, Chanel College, and Saint Mary’s College were invited to attend. 

Presentations were made by officials from the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour, Samoa Qualifications Authority, and the Ministry of Police in a bid to lure the next generation of Samoa’s workforce.  

A representative from the community engagement unit in the Ministry of Police, Iosua Samia, told students of the roles and responsibilities of policemen and women in Samoa and why students should see the profession as a career path. 

“Our vision is to serve and protect through partnership and professional policing, with that being said we serve and protect the people of Samoa.

“We help those in need by protecting lives and property and also maintaining peace and order with prevention of crimes. It is also part of our job description to apprehend offenders but especially help those in need of assistance.

“But also it is to provide financial assistance for your families through these career opportunities,” he said. 

A number of students were given the opportunity to ask questions and were given feedback by the prospective employers. 

Entertainment on the day was provided by Star Search contestants and winners. The Career Day programme was part of the official four-day programme of the Marist 130th anniversary, which will end tomorrow with a church service.

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