PATHWAYS: CHOOSING YOUR CAREER

Date – Wednesday September 23rd, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
Presenter – Mr. Jason Charles and Ms. Ines Gill-Grill

About this webinar:
As CSEC and CAPE graduates await their results, they will be exploring opportunities for possible careers based on their personal interests and/or academic areas.  In addition, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, there is a level of uncertainty that may be factored in to their choice of career as well as the pathway to getting there.  This webinar will provide a forum for young persons to share their aspirations, seek advice and learn about ways to realise their career goals, to which the College can guide in its role as an institution of the community.

Meet Ines:
Ms. Gill-Grill has a background in Labour, HR and Theatre in Education.  She has taught at the ECCE, primary and tertiary levels with a total of 30 years of formal teaching experience.  In addition, she possesses experience in life skills training and supervision and has a passion for teacher training and working with youths.  Ms. Gill-Grill’s personal motto is “There is always an opportunity to learn something new, everyday.”

Meet Jason:
Jason C. R. Charles is a multifaceted professional who has two decades of experience in the Career Management, Banking, Educational, International Relations and Entrepreneurship industries. He leverages these experiences to help guide and develop individuals who seek direction in determining their right career path by equipping them with the tools and advice to be successful at their endeavours.  He has worked in the Career Management Department at COSTAATT for the past 10 years.

Jinelle Kissoon-Weekes

DIGITAL MARKETING: EXPLORING THE SOCIAL MEDIA LANDSCAPE FOR GROWTH

Date – Wednesday September 9th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
Presenter – Jinelle Kissoon-Weekes

About this webinar:
In these challenging economic times, businesses are often faced with a reality of needing to do more with less. Often, the resources allocated to the marketing effort is reallocated or in the case of many small businesses – the resources do not exist. This webinar focuses on the use of social media as a landscape for growth, using a local small business to demonstrate how to use digital and social media to effectively market and promote business and ensure the most for your promotional spend.

Meet Jinelle:
Mrs. Jinelle Kissoon-Weekes is a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT). Mrs. Kissoon-Weekes came to COSTAATT with extensive experience in marketing having worked with international and regional companies including Nielsen Research and Unilever. Mrs. Weekes continues to work with various organisations and groups in the area of social media management as part of their marketing and promotional activities.

Roger Chung
Dr Priscilla Bahaw

PATHWAYS: DEVELOPING YOUR CAREER

Date – Tuesday September 1st, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
Presenter – Mr Roger Chung and Dr Priscilla Bahaw

About this webinar:
Join us for an interactive session hosted by the Director of our Sangre Grande campus with technology, management and entrepreneurship lecturers.  The panel will be joined by a COSTAATT Admissions Officer and they will be discussing your personal career journey and how COSTAATT can help you realise your vision.

Meet Roger:
Mr. Roger Chung is the sitting head of department for COSTAATT’s Information Science and Technology programmes.  A Senior Lecturer whose areas of interest include machine intelligence and learning, databases and business intelligence, he holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science.  Mr. Chung is passionate about exposing individuals to the wonders of computers and information technology from basic literacy to advanced computer applications.

Meet Priscilla:
Dr. Priscilla Bahaw, a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at COSTAATT’s department of Management and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Bahaw works internationally in supporting students pursuing their Master’s degrees in Business and Entrepreneurship.  Through a mix of analytical dexterity, coaching, and student-centric techniques, Dr. Bahaw is able to include her research in the field of Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation into her courses; providing students with relevant and relatable content designed to challenge and enhance the student’s journey.  Dr. Bahaw has over a decade of experience in academia recently co-authoring a text book for advanced level studies in business management for Caribbean students.

Sajjad Hamid

RESILIENCE IN ADVERSITY: STRATEGIES FOR SME ENTREPRENEURS

Date – Wednesday August 26th, 2020
Time – 12:15 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.
Registration – FREE
Presenter – Sajjad Hamid

About this webinar:
Even during the best of economic situations, owning, running and managing a business is stressful. These realities result in feelings of isolation and depression if not managed. This webinar focuses on recognising pressures associated with business ownership and developing strategies to build the resilience needed to weather the challenges of the economic uncertainty of today.

Meet Sajjad:
With extensive experience in the area of family and small business management and creation, Mr. Sajjad Hamid is a Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at the College of Science, Technology and Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago (COSTAATT). Mr. Hamid’s experience spans work with fortune 500 companies, small and medium size businesses and family owned enterprises to grow their businesses through consultation and training. Mr. Hamid has most recently developed an entrepreneurial neuroselling system for medium to large firms and actively writes informative columns in the daily newspapers such as his current Entreprenomics column.