THA Chief Secretary Orville London was the feature speaker when the Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Commerce hosted the Graduation Ceremony for its 2011 Jump Start Programme, at its Conference Hall, in Westmoorings on Tuesday. (6th September 2011)
In his address, London congratulated the Chamber for its commitment to the programme which has served to “bridge the gap between the business community and the rest of the population and has introduced young citizens of the country into the challenging, but exciting and opportunity filled world of business”.
He also noted that, for the first time, Tobago schools were involved and commended the ten Tobago students who represented five secondary schools on the island.
London told the graduates that the success of the programme will really be determined by the mindset which they take back to their schools and their communities. He urged them to “avoid that debilitating ailment called “victimhood’ and to be prepared to take responsibility for their actions, and to learn from their mistakes.
Speaking after the event, London said that the Tobago House of Assembly had partnered with the Chamber of Commerce by providing funding for the Tobago students to travel to Trinidad for their sessions and he pledged the Assembly’s continued support for the laudable programme.