Recipient of the Julie Alleyne Common Entrance Award, Shermaria Brathwaite, receiving her prizes from Cyrilene Bryan, Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Light & Power Employees Co-operative Credit Union Ltd.
Recipient of the Julie Alleyne Common Entrance Award, Joshua Dottin.
Light & Power Employees Co-operative Credit Union rewards hard work
THE Light & Power Employees Co-operative Credit Union (LPECCU) Ltd. recognised the achievements of several students during its Educational Awards on Friday.
The 2016 Julie Alleyne Common Entrance Award was presented to 13 young members for their hard work in the May examination.
Addressing the ceremony held at Radisson Aquatica Resort, President of LPECCU, Wesley Trotman, urged the students to stay focused.
“Think before you act and tune out the negativity,” he stressed. “Choose to stay on the best path.
“For most of you the next step will be CXC, then CAPE. Focus on your strengths – what are your interests, your career goals? – it’s not too early to decide. After CAPE you may decide to go to BCC or a University. Perhaps you may just decide to go to work… Whatever you decide, make it a good choice.”
Trotman took the opportunity to explain the importance of saving, and the benefits of saving with the Light & Power Employees Co-operative Credit Union.
Noting that University education is no longer free, the President revealed that the Credit Union offers saving accounts so that funds may be accumulated towards these fees.
“Start by saving regularly. The younger you start, the easier it is. You are fortunate that your parents or guardians have opened accounts for you, and have given you something to build on.”
“We know that you have a choice, and we want you to continue to choose us. We will support you and help you to follow your dreams,” he told students.
In addition, LPECCU has provided assistance to three students who have gone onto further their studies. The Trevor Browne Educational Scholarship went to Chrisann Allman, who is pursuing Culinary Arts; Cariann Chase, a Forensic Science student and Alison Holder, a student of Gender Development studies. (TL)