Dozens of trainees at MIC Institute of Technology (MIC-IT) recently were instated as Student Guild members during the second annual Student Guild Inauguration Ceremony
The event, which took place on January 9, at MIC-IT’s Head Office in Macoya, marked another rite of passage for 68 students at the Institute.
An official statement from MIC-IT notes that following the Student Guild elections in November last year, Centre Council members were elected for each of the MIC-IT’s Technology Centres, for the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Public Relations Officer. Zonal Guild elections for the North and South also were held on the recent inauguration day.
MIC-IT’s General Manager (Ag), Training, Nathan Langaigne, welcomed the trainees and congratulated them for volunteering to serve and to be the voice of the student population.
Clinical Psychology Lecturer at UWI’s Faculty of Medical Sciences, Dr. Katija Khan, commended the Guild Council for embarking on a journey of leadership and service and challenged them to think about the legacy they would like to leave behind. Dr Khan is a former President of the Students Guild at the University of the West Indies.
Sixteen Sponsors, representing each Technology Centre, have volunteered to act as Student Guild mentors. They have committed to the growth and development of the Trainees by being exemplars of professionalism, respect and responsibility.
Assistant General Manager, Training, Candice Austin, described the Student Guild as “the bridge between MIC-IT’s Administration and the student body”, which facilitates linkages and relationships with key stakeholders.
MIC-IT notes that the Guild’s motto—SPIRIT, LEADERSHIP, SERVICE—symbolises the thrust for student advocacy, representation and expression. According to the Institute, it provides an opportunity for trainees to contribute to the shaping of a memorable training experience and an atmosphere that is conducive to growth and learning.
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