St Jude staff complete National Enrichment Learning Unit training
A member of staff receiving her certificate from Kathleen Valcin of the Ministry of Education
It was truly a momentous occasion for the 54 staff of Saint Jude Hospital when they were presented with certificates of training at the Saint Jude Hospital Graduation ceremony, held at the hospital on Wednesday.
The ceremony was held under the theme: “Step into your Greatness with a Brand New Attitude.”
At the training, which was facilitated by the National Enrichment Learning Unit (NELU), the staff were tutored in Customer Service, Dietary, Basic Electrical Installation and Security Operations.
Human Resource Director of Saint Jude Hospital, Andrew Piltie, in his remarks, said:“ What we see today is the combination of hard work…Today is a cause for celebration, however, it is just the beginning for the graduands who took part in the training.”
He added: “You need to continue to build on the knowledge you have acquired. I hope the training will assist you in the performance of your duties.” According to him, there are other initiatives which the hospital will undertake in an effort to further develop its staff and enable them to perform their duties more effectively and efficiently.
Kathleen Valcin of the Ministry of Health and Wellness told the graduands that they should be proud of their achievements. “You should be proud of yourself. You have achieved something great today. Use everything you have learnt to make a positive change,” she urged them.
She said as the first graduating class to undertake such a program, they have set an example for others to follow.
Chief Education Officer of NELU, Dr Cynthia Polius-Prescott, in her remarks said: “We celebrate with you, we celebrate greatness…”
She said NELU is pleased that the staff of the hospital have placed their faith and trust in the organization by taking part in the training.
According to her, NELU continues to forge partnerships with the business communities and institutions to encourage them to finance training for their employees.
“We believe that the training was relevant and timely as it responds to the existing and emerging needs of the staff, the changing dynamics of the workplace, the rapidly changing social and economic landscape…,” Dr Prescott said.
She commended the hospital for making such an effort to develop its staff and the staff for capitalizing on the opportunity.