Close to 300 students from high schools across the parishes of St Andrew, Kingston and St Catherine were immersed in the field of digital technology as Rotary clubs in the Corporate Area and St Catherine staged the 2017 edition of Rotary Career Day under the theme 'Careers for the Digital Age'. The event was held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on March 20.
Starting with an energetic presentation from information technology guru Shereen Jones, chief information officer for main sponsors of the day, the Jamaica National Group, students were challenged to think about how digital technology has been changing the careers they aspire to and to plan carefully for the types of jobs they will have in the future.
In addition, they were mentored by Rotarians and professionals in the career areas of their choice, who demonstrated the possibility of pursuing multiple career goals in their lifetime and shared tips on how to enter and be successful in the careers of their choice.
This year's staging of the event was led by the Rotary Club of Liguanea Plains in St Andrew with support from the Rotary clubs of St Andrew, St Andrew North, Kingston, New Kingston, Kingston East and Port Royal, Trafalgar New Heights, North St Catherine and Spanish Town.