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Third Annual Science Camp – March 30th to April 1st, 2016

On March 30th students from 12 schools within the After-School Interactive Math and Science and National Career Guidance Programs departed to Splashmin’s Eco-Adventure Park for the third annual VYC Science Camp sponsored by ExxonMobil. This three-day camp is an opportunity for students to explore areas of science and personal development outside the traditional classroom setting and encourages students to build confidence and enjoy the beauty of the outdoors through activities that allow students to make friends and explore the natural environment.

Upon arriving at Splashmin’s students were sorted into groups to encourage interaction and friendship building among students from different schools after a welcome by CEO of VYC,

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Interactive Career and Science Conference

The Interactive Career and Science Conference was held on December 5th, 2015 at the Regency Suites Hotel. The event brought in 200 guests including 150 students, teachers, speakers, and special guests. There were 12 schools in attendance including all 10 Career Guidance schools in addition to four ExxonMobil After-School Interactive Math and Science Schools. The students were served a morning snack of cheese sandwiches and juice, and a lunch of BBQ chicken, fried rice, macaroni and cheese, ice cream, and juice.

The event started with opening remarks from Goldie Scott representing VYC, Carlton James representing ExxonMobil, Leslyn Charles representing the Ministry of Education,

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Career Guidance Teacher Training

On September 26th, 2015 teachers from high schools across Georgetown underwent a training in the Career Guidance curriculum in preparation for the project’s expansion.

Teachers will begin teaching the curriculum in 10 Georgetown schools in early October. The program has already found success since its launch in 2013, having been successfully integrated into four secondary schools including Tutorial High School, Multilateral Secondary School, St. Joseph’s High School, and Richard Ishmael Secondary School. These schools will be carrying the program on into 2015 with the addition of a follow up course for fifth form students in addition to the Year 1 course directed at fourth form students.