U.S. Embassy Bridgetown Participates in Pinelands Creative Workshop: CALM Program 2019

The U.S. Embassy in Barbados conducted a series of seminars during the Pinelands Creative Workshop’s annual 10-day Career and Life Management (CALM) Program. The seminars, which focused on Professional Social Media Etiquette, Interview Skills, and U.S. Higher Education Opportunities available through EducationUSA, took place on June 21, June 24 and June 25. Embassy staff, including Public Affairs Officer, James Rodriguez and Financial Management Officer, J.C. Windham, led the highly interactive and informative sessions. They were also joined by EducationUSA Adviser Loleta Parris, who shared tips on applying to U.S. colleges and universities, and provided information on the free advising services offered at the three EducationUSA advising centers located at the National Library in Bridgetown, the Barbados Community College and the U.S. Embassy in Wildey.

The 2019 Career and Life Management (CALM) Program focused on “Employ-Ability” and encourages students who are about to leave secondary school to continue their studies or join the workforce, by providing them with the core skills needed to enter the job market, examine continued education, and/or explore self-employment.